blind arch


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blind arch

An arch within a wall that contains a recessed flat wall rather than framing an opening. Used to enrich an otherwise unrelieved expanse of masonry.
See also: Arch

blind arch

An arch in which the opening is permanently closed by wall construction.
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One finds on the lower part of the shikhara a blind arch on each side.
The outer walls of the main prayer hail harbours a set of blind arches and niches and the densely carved stone panels at the top end of the walls brings the mute stone wall to life.