Vitruvian opening

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A doorway or window in which the sides incline slightly towards the top, so called because it was described by Vitruvius (fl. c.50–26 bc) in his De Architectura, the only surviving architectural text from antiquity. Vitruvian openings are found in Neoclassical architecture, particularly that with Greek and Egyptian influences.

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