A column flute that stops approximately one-third of the shaft height above its base.
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cabled fluting, ribbed fluting, stopped flute
A molding of convex section formed in the flutes of a column, usually in the lower third of the shaft.
In classical architecture and derivatives, a flute terminated, usually about two-thirds of the way down a column or pilaster. Below this, the shaft may be smooth or faceted, or the fluting may be incised partway, leaving a flat surface sunk between fillets. A cabled flute is sometimes called “stopped.”
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