Aedicula


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Aedicula

 

(aedicule, edicule), in classical architecture, a niche framed by columns or pilasters resting on a pedestal and with a pediment above. It contained statues of the gods and was featured in temples, public buildings, and residences. The term is also used in reference to small Greek and ancient Roman shrines.

aedicula

aedicula, 1
1. A canopied niche flanked by colonnettes intended as a shelter for a statue or as a shrine.
2. A door or window framed by columns or pilasters and crowned with a pediment.
3. Diminutive of aedes.
4. A small chapel.
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9f) (Saenz y Martin-Bueno, 2010: 823-826) concebido para que la atencion no se centre en las paredes--decoradas con simples paneles rojos separados por bandas verdes--sino en la aedicula que se orna con un grupo de figuras mitologicas y personajes finamente realizados en estuco.
In Roman architecture, the niche, or aedicula [small house], held a ceremonial figure; with a gable it signified a house for the gods, or later, honour associated with the person represented by the statue.
aedicula eius tot aperitur, ut conspici possit undique effigies deae, favente ipsa, ut creditur, facta, nec minor ex quacumque parte admiratio est.
A Cologne, une inscription sur la base d'un grand monument funeraire dote d'une aedicula oo figurent quatre statues fait connaitre deux affranchis d'un veteran de la legion V Alauda, L(ucius) Poblicius Modestus et Lucius Poblicins-, associes a la famille de leur patron, mais qui ne figurent pas parmi les personnages representes.
Within the context of the Julian Basilica, however, statues and perhaps an aedicula are likely.
Quibus vero infeliciter eveniant, domi forisque miserrimi, huius rei testis peroptimus ego esse videor qui cum domi solus sim, et quaecumque in aedicula mea sunt confusa et perturbata conspiciam.
Toys became as much a symbol of the architect as the ponderous Latinate aedicula ("little house') set inside his homes.
Se ha documentado asi una via sepulchralis que vertebra parte de la necropolis, donde se han encontrado formulas sepulcrales posiblemente vinculadas al Norte de Africa como las cupae, monumentos turriformes como el Hornillo de Santa Catalina o bien otros sobre podium de tipo aedicula, etc.
106) He brought statues of the Muses from Ambracia to be installed alongside the aedicula to the Camenae attributed to Numa, which had been temporarily kept in the Temple of Honos and Virtus.
Asimismo, este edificio tendria unas medidas que, a pesar de no haberse documentado su planta de manera completa, se asemejan bastante a multitud de pequenos edificios religiosos del tipo sacellum o aedicula, como podrian ser los casos hispanos del sacellum del Circulo Catolico de Huesca--de 7,8 x 5, 20 m (Asensio, 2003)--, del sacellum de la cavea del Teatro de Bilbilis, --con 11, 5 x 7, 5 m (Martin-Bueno y Saenz, 2004)--, pero sobre todo del de Iuppiter Stator en el Cabezo Gallufo, bahia de Cartagena--de 10, 45 x 5,79 m--, dedicado por un liberto perteneciente a una de las principales familias productoras de plomo de esta region, los Aquinii (Amante et al.