Definition of Antefixes. Meaning of Antefixes. Synonyms of Antefixes

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Definition of Antefixes

Antefixes
Antefix An"te*fix`, n.; pl. E. Antefixes; L. Antefixa. [L. ante + fixus fixed.] (Arch.) (a) An ornament fixed upon a frieze. (b) An ornament at the eaves, concealing the ends of the joint tiles of the roof. (c) An ornament of the cymatium of a classic cornice, sometimes pierced for the escape of water.

Meaning of Antefixes from wikipedia

- Encyclopædia Britannica. 2 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 89. "antefix" – via The Free Dictionary. Media related to Antefixes at Wikimedia Commons...
- with side and top locking to improve protection from water and wind. Antefixesvertical blocks which terminate the covering tiles of a tiled roof....
- Architectural terracotta can also refer to decorated ceramic elements such as antefixes and revetments, which made a large contribution to the appearance of temples...
- Etruscan temples were heavily decorated with colourfully painted terracotta antefixes and other ****ings, which survive in large numbers where the wooden superstructure...
- used for the decoration of monumental buildings, but were still shown on antefixes of smaller structures throughout the next century. Apart from temples...
- statuary that decorated the rooflines, and the elaborate revetments and antefixes, in colourful terracotta in earlier examples, that enlivened the entablature...
- Roofline is used to describe the fascia, soffits, bargeboards, antefixes and cladding that forms the frontage immediately below the roof and the eaves...
- Etruscan temples were heavily decorated with colourfully painted terracotta antefixes and other ****ings, which survive in large numbers where the wooden superstructure...
- identification is uncertain) decorated the pediment, as in Etruscan decorated antefixes, similar to the decoration of the Temple of Jupiter on the Capitoline...
- below the roof, and in other exterior locations, such as ridge tiles and antefixes, but also as decoration of interiors, typically with a number of sections...
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