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1 Any collection of rods, normally gilded, representing sunbeams, radiating from a centre. In religious contexts it is common in Baroque architecture, surrounding e.g. a dove, representing the Holy Spirit.

2 In a secular context, the rods occur around the head of e.g. Apollo, in Apolline ornament of the Louis Quatorze style.

3 Fanlight.

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Subjects: Architecture.


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