Definition of Cavetto. Meaning of Cavetto. Synonyms of Cavetto

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Definition of Cavetto

Cavetto
Cavetto Ca*vet"to (k[.a]*v[e^]t"t[-o]), n. [It. cavetto, fr. cavo hollow, L. cavus.] (Arch.) A concave molding; -- used chiefly in classical architecture. See Illust. of Column.

Meaning of Cavetto from wikipedia

- A cavetto is a concave moulding with a regular curved profile that is part of a circle, widely used in architecture as well as furniture, picture frames...
- cavetto mouldings as a cornice, with only a short fillet (plain vertical face) above, and a torus moulding (convex semi-circle) below. This cavetto cornice...
- centre, or surrounded by compound moldings decorated with floral motifs Cavetto: (in Italian) cavare("to hollow"): Concave, quarter-round molding sometimes...
- round, square, chamfered, beveled, diamond-shaped, or enclosed with a cavetto or listel. Boutant Type of support. An arc-boutant, or flying buttress...
- found in cavetto or hollow chamfering moldings, which also usually presents a quarter-round cross-section, albeit concave. Ovolo and cavetto elements...
- Convex moulding (usually a quarter of a circle in section)... [p. 222] / cavetto moulding or hollow chamfering (Latin, cavare, to hollow). One of the prin****l...
- Winged sun on a cavetto from the Medinet Habu temple complex. The winged sun represents a form of the falcon god Horus, son of Isis, triumphant over his...
- made by cutting a monastery vault's upper part in a horizontal plane. See Cavetto vault Barrel vault – An architecture tunnel vault or barrel vault is a...
- John Summerson, p.47 "Anta" entry [1] "These flat, splaying members with cavetto sides, have a long history in Gr**** architecture as anta capitals, and...
- de los Emperadores (Parque de El Capricho, Madrid) Marble sphinx on a cavetto capital, Attic, c. 580–575 B.C. The Sphinx of Adi Gramaten, Eritrea Wings...
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