Pteron sentence example

pteron
  • The building consisted of five parts - a basement or podium, a pteron or enclosure of columns, a pyramid, a pedestal and a chariot group. The basement, covering an area of 114 ft.

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  • The pteron consisted (according to Pliny) of thirty-six columns of the Ionic order, enclosing a square cella.

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  • From the portions that have been recovered, it appears that the principal frieze of the pteron represented combats of Greeks and Amazons.

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  • Above the pteron rose the pyramid, mounting by 24 steps to an apex or pedestal.

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