Archivolt

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archivolt

[′är·kə‚vōlt]
(architecture)
The band or molding surrounding an arch.
The architectural members of the inner surface of an arch.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Archivolt

The ornamental molding running around the exterior curve of an arch, around the openings of windows, doors, and other openings.
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archivolt

archivolt
An architrave modified by being carried around a curved opening instead of a rectangular one; an ornamental molding or band of moldings on the face of an arch following the contour of the extrados.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Doors, windows, buttresses and archivolts are built in stone, steeples are brick, just like, occasionally, the upper section of the church.
Open Access: The Archivolted Portals of Northern Spain and Western France Within the Theology and Politics of Entry.
The west portal's tympanum reflects an early attempt at recycling: the archivolts surrounding the tympanum were made in the sixteenth century from a collection of disused stone columns, cut into small pieces and placed horizontally around the portal.