Exedra

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Exedra

A large niche or recess, either roofed or unroofed; semicircular or rectangular in plan, usually including a bench or seats.

exedra, exhedra

exedra, 1
1.A large niche or recess, usually with a bench or seats, semicircular or rectangular in plan and either roofed or unroofed.
2. In a church, a large apsidal extension of an interior volume, normally on a main axis.
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