Wednesday, 12 August 2009


Ante-fixae (from Latin antefigere, to fasten before), the vertical blocks which terminate the covering tiles of the roof of a Roman, Etruscan, or Greek temple; as spaced they take the place of the cymatium and form a cresting along the sides of the temple. The face of the ante-fixae was richly carved with the anthemion ornament.Source: A. Rosengarten, W. Collett-Sandars A Handbook of Architectural Styles (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1895) 88

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