aedicule


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aedicule

(ˈɛdɪˌkjuːl)
n
(Architecture) an opening such as a door or a window, framed by columns on either side, and a pediment above
[C19: from Latin aediculum small house, from aedēs building]

aedicule

- A small room or structure used as a shrine—or a niche for a statue.
See also related terms for small room.

aedicule

A small shrine or tabernacle of wood or stone, framed by columns and surmounted by an entablature and pediment.
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Many architectural effects are achieved in that way, by the "nesting" of one aedicule within another, so that the order radiates outward from the smallest unit across the facade of the building.
The domed edifice behind King Herod as he questions Christ on a tabernacle shutter at Oxford painted by the Florentine San Gaggio Master a few years later, and the gothicized aedicule in Giotto's Ognissanti Madonna of about 1310 present alternative forms for the same device.
An aedicule is a small building, as a shrine, imitating the form of the larger building.
29) Acutia Blanda's aedicule has, besides the image of Acutia Blanda herself, two additional reliefs on the sides of the monument.
A sculpture, a large statue of Hermes, was built into its own recessed aedicule above the door; that's the nose.
But the key element for the present discussion is the tall Gothic aedicule (here, as often subsequently, with inscribed trefoil), the earliest surviving representative of another fundamental component of the late-medieval wall-tomb in Italy.
Within this grand, airy volume, a folded concrete canopy marks the precise, even ceremonial point-of-access; the soffit of this contemporary aedicule is lined by the bottom flanges of steel beams and is inset with grids of glass block.
Considered as a whole, the Shepherds' Monument is an unsatisfactory composition of poorly integrated parts, consisting of a Greek Doric aedicule, almost certainly by James 'Athenian' Stuart; a rustic stone arch imitating rough-hewn wood, adapted from a design by Thomas Wright for an 'Arbour of the Cave or Cabin Kind'; and Scheemakers's relief in a marble frame designed by Smart, set on a classical pedestal containing the tablet of cryptic letters.
In 1731 it was decided that oval niches for busts would be put on either side of each aedicule, and after 1780 these began to be filled with busts of artists not buried in the church.
In the middle is a small glass aedicule containing the pool for water-play.
The central aedicule in the pediment was to have taken one of the fifty statues of Queen Anne ordered by the commission, but cancelled on 29 June 1714 (not, as here, after the queen's death), in favour of a single statue in the Strand.
Emma Wood and Lizzie Smith's brilliant idea was inspired by a combination of folding religious icons and Brutalist architecture: stiff cardboard panels have been joined by hinges to create little aedicules, forming hollowed out spaces that invite the viewer to peer inside.