cavetto cornice

Egyptian gorge, cavetto cornice

The characteristic cornice of most Egyptian buildings, consisting of a large cavetto decorated with vertical leaves, and a roll molding below.
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The monumentality asserted by large scale embellished with the key characteristics of cavetto cornices and battered walls has also been deemed appropriate for theaters, factories, and a variety of public halls, particularly those used for exhibitions.