Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

(pl. ancones).

1 Console resembling a scrolled bracket, narrower at the bottom than at the top (i.e. wedge-shaped in elevation), also acting as an arch keystone, often carrying an ornamental element.

2 Console, crossette, shouldering-piece, or truss supporting each end of the cornice over the antepagmenta of apertures in Classical architecture, and properly wedge-shaped or tapering, although the term is loosely given to parallel-sided consoles, parotides, or prothyrides.

3 Quoin or two adjacent sides of a rectangle.

4 Cramp employed in masonry to join two stones.

5 Projection left on a column-shaft drum to enable it to be lifted by ropes.

Subjects: Architecture.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.