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word of the week: TYMPANUM

2010 January 17
by Caroline Nye Stevens

Tympanum at the Fisher Building

TYMPANUM is the space between an arch and the horizontal head of a door or window below (the lintel).  It is often decorated with elaborate sculpture.

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  1. Katherine Stevens permalink
    January 18, 2010

    Hey Caroline, this system works perfectly — just as it should.

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