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A pier or pilaster formed by a thickening at the end of a wall.
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A pier or pilaster formed by a thickening at the end of a wall, most often used on the side of a doorway or beyond the face of an end wall.
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anta ( pl. antae)
pilaster or a rectangular pier formed by a thickening at the end of a wall, usually projecting into a façade or portico; its capital and base usually differ from those on columns within the portico. Antae usually occur in pairs, with one on each side of the portico. If there are columns within the portico that are between the antae, they are said to be in antis. Also see distyle in antis.A
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