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(pl. aedicules, aediculae).

1 Shrine or sacellum within a temple cella, either a large niche or a pedestal supporting two or more columns carrying an entablature and pediment thus forming a frame or canopied housing for a cult-statue.

2 Architectural frame around a doorway, niche, or window-aperture consisting of two columns or pilasters over which is an entablature with pediment, like a miniature distyle building: such an opening is said to be aediculated.

Aedicule with Roman Ionic Order, pulvinated frieze, and triangular pediment.

Subjects: Architecture — Art.

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