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(pl. coronae).

1 Part of a Classical cornice, called larmier, above the bedmoulding and below the cymatium, with a broad vertical face, usually of considerable projection, with its underside recessed and forming a drip protecting the frieze under it.

2 Circlet or hoop hanging from above, as over an altar: usually carrying candles, it is called a corona lucis, a good example of which survives in Aachen Cathedral.

Subjects: Architecture.


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