Mutule


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Mutule

A sloping flat block on the soffit of the Doric cornice; usually decorated on the underside with rows of six guttae each, which occurs over each triglyph and metope of the frieze.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Mutule

 

a flat inclined projection under the corona of a Doric cornice. Apparently, the prototype of the mutule was the rafter of the gable roof in ancient Greek wooden architecture.

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mutule

mutule
A sloping flat block on the soffit of the Doric cornice, usually decorated with rows of six guttae each; occurs over each triglyph and each metope of the frieze.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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