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clau de volta


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21:04 Jan 4, 2002
Catalan to English translations [PRO]
Catalan term or phrase: clau de volta
I've identified the rosetons as "[t]he circular medallions, four in number and arranged in two pairs ... unique, remarkable pieces, the product of Jujol's creative power .... quite simply the 'keystones' which crown the spaces delimited by the edges of the modular pieces on the upper part of the capitals", but I can't figure out what to call the claus de volta, although I have photos.

Here's the context:
"Per a totes les parts del [Park Güell] on la decoració presenta cromatismes, Gaudí va comptar amb la col·laboració de l’arquitecte Jujol, molt especialment al banc ondulat de la plaça i als rosetons de les claus de volta de la sala hipòstila."
xxxJon Zuber

Summary of answers provided
4 +3keystoneSerge L



8 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +3

I think that's the word you are looking for (I see simalarities with the French word "clé de voute")


Serge L.

Serge L
Local time: 11:46
PRO pts in pair: 20
Grading comment
There can be only one keystone, by definition.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Hazel Whiteley: And here's another ref.
13 mins

agree  Elisa Capelão
17 mins

agree  Simon Charass: It seams to me also as the "clé de voûte" or "chiave di volta".
2 hrs
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