Colonnade

DEFINITION

A row of columns supporting arches, a lintel, or an entablature. Colonnades have been used along streets, courtyards, and around temples such as the Parthenon. (pr. kah'le-nayd")Examples: Egypt, Luxor, c. 1400-1360 BCE (18th Dynasty), Temple of Amon, Hypostyle Colonnade, There are seven papyrus-bundle columns fifty-two feet high on each side of the passage. Ducal Palace, fourteenth century, Venice, Italy. As in the previous example, the palace has colonnades on its first two stories; the upper a gallery.Also see architecture, acropolis, balustrade, Greek art, intercolumniation, loggia, pergola, peripteral, peristyle, portico, and Roman art.

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