An opening, either door or window, framed by columns and a pediment.
A term now applied to the frames surrounding a classical doorway or window flanked by a pair of columns and topped by a pediment, but which has its origins in the architectural treatment of the shrines of the classical period.
A canopied niche framed by colonettes, resembling a temple and intended as a shrine or votive offering; a doorway or window flanked by a pair of columns and topped by a pediment.
Small structure intended to house a sacred image or statue. It may also be a niche set into the external wall of a building.
the architectural frame of an opening consisting of the two columns supporting the entablature and pediment.
an architectural elevation in miniature; a decorative niche, often housing an altar.
A niche or opening framed by columns (or pilasters) supporting an entablature, usually with a pediment. Also known as: temple front.
pedimented entablature with columns used to frame a window or niche
An Ã¦dicule ("little building") is a common framing device in both Classical architecture and Gothic architecture. An Ã¦dicular frame treats a window or a niche in a section of wall as if it were a building, sometimes with columns or pilasters flanking the opening, which support an architrave or a pediment or an arched rib vault. In Christian architecture, a three-dimensional tectonic form of baldachin, surmounting an altar might be termed a "ciborium", one of several uses of that term.