coffer or coffering

   In architecture, sunken panels in a soffit, ceiling, vault, or dome; often ornamental.

Glossary of Art Terms. 2014.

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  • Coffer — For other uses, see Coffer (disambiguation). Coffering on the ceiling of the Pantheon, Rome A coffer (or coffering) in architecture, is a sunken panel in the shape of a square, rectangle, or octagon in a ceiling, soffit or vault …   Wikipedia

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  • coffering — ˈkȯf(ə)riŋ, ˈkäf noun ( s) Etymology: coffer (I) + ing : a system or structure of coffers carved and gilded ceiling coffering …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Cathedral of Toledo — The Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo, also called Primate Cathedral of Toledo, is a church in Spain. The seat of the Archdiocese of Toledo, it is one of the three 13th century High Gothic cathedrals in Spain and is considered to be the magnum… …   Wikipedia

  • Pantheon, Rome — The Pantheon (Latin Pantheon , [Rarely Pantheum . This rare usage appears in Pliny s Natural History (XXXVI.38) in describing this edifice: Agrippae Pantheum decoravit Diogenes Atheniensis; in columnis templi eius Caryatides probantur inter pauca …   Wikipedia


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