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1 Block of stone forming part of a Classical cornice and its subordinate mouldings.

2 Cope projecting from a wall.

3 Horizontal cornice of a pediment, often with a very deep shelf-like top to permit statuary to be placed in the tympanum (in the Parthenon the geison is nearly a metre deep).

Subjects: Architecture.


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