A species of pier produced by thickening a wall at its termination, treated architecturally as a pilaster, with capital and base.
(-ae): pilaster forming the ends of the lateral walls of a temple cella; when the façade consists of columns set between two antae, the columns are said to be in antis
(3) -- a thickened extension at the end of a wall (Biers, 335)
The front end of a wall of a Greek temple, thickened to produce a pilaster-like member. Temples having columns between the antae are said to be "in antis".
the end (see v e d â n t a and s i d d h â n t a).
The end of a wall decorated by a pilaster. Columns in antis are columns between two antae, a customary arrangement for porticoes.
the projecting piers or pilasters extending from the enclosing wall of the cella in a Greek temple which create the pronaos
A pier or square column at the end of a wall.
An anta (pl. antÃ¦) (Latin, possibly from ante, 'before' or 'in front of', as in modern Spanish) is an archaic architectural term describing the posts or pillars on either side of a doorway or entrance of a Greek temple - the slightly projecting pilaster strips which terminate the winged walls of the naos.