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English translation: spira

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Russian term or phrase:Спира
English translation:spira
Entered by: Natalie
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04:44 Aug 28, 2001
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Russian term or phrase: Спира (?)
Базы колонн, состоящие из двух частей - спиры и торуса, вытесаны из единого блока. Характер декорирования нимфейских баз позволяет отнести их к базам самосского типа позднеархаического периода.
Alexander Alexandrov
Russian Federation
Local time: 03:16
spira, torus
Explanation:
Samos
... Polykratean temple, column in southern, outer pteron. samo11.jpg. Polykratean temple, spira in eastern pteroma, with torus element reused from Rhoikos temple in ...
www.unc.edu/courses/clar049/samos.html

www.lrz-muenchen.de/~architektur/download/scamilli_inpares....
... base of the old Samian type with spira and torus, both of The cleaning of the ... with four columns in antis on the cast column rises with only 20 flutes.'

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Summary of answers provided
naSpire (and Torus)
ttagir
naSpire
Rostov
naspira, torus
Natalie
naspiraSenya


  

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14 mins
spira


Explanation:
or spirula.

http://www.ukans.edu/history/index/europe/ancient_rome/E/Rom...

"SPIRA (spei'ra), dim. SPIўRULA (Servius in Virg. Aen. ii.217), the base of a column."

http://www.lrz-muenchen.de/~architektur/download/scamilli_in...

Hope this helps.
S




    see above
Senya
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1 hr
spira, torus


Explanation:
Samos
... Polykratean temple, column in southern, outer pteron. samo11.jpg. Polykratean temple, spira in eastern pteroma, with torus element reused from Rhoikos temple in ...
www.unc.edu/courses/clar049/samos.html

www.lrz-muenchen.de/~architektur/download/scamilli_inpares....
... base of the old Samian type with spira and torus, both of The cleaning of the ... with four columns in antis on the cast column rises with only 20 flutes.'



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3 hrs
Spire


Explanation:
spire - high, tapering structure crowning a tower and having a general pyramidal outline. The simplest spires were the steeply pitched timber roofs capping Romanesque towers and campaniles. In later Romanesque architecture the spire was commonly octagonal, topping a square tower.


    Reference: http://www.encyclopedia.com/articles/12223.html
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7 hrs
Spire (and Torus)


Explanation:
That part of column is usually called
Spire (see explanation below
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spire I сущ. что-л. заостренной или конусообразной формы 1) шпиль, игла, острие 4) остроконечная башенка Syn: pinnacle 1...)
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Please note that both these pieces are elements of so-called "entablature" of a column (or its base, basement).
Below I give am exceprt which MUST answer your question (from Britannica)
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...There are many separate elements that make up a complete column and entablature. (See the Figure.)

At the bottom of the column is the stylobate; this is a continuous flat pavement on which a row of columns is supported. Rising out of the stylobate is the plinth, a square or circular block that is the lowest part of the base. Atop the plinth and forming the remainder of the base are one or more
circular moldings that have varying profiles; these may include a torus (a convex molding that is semicircular in profile), a scotia (with a concave profile), and one or more fillets, or narrow bands.
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You may also see some pages on the matter, using search engines with words
column AND order AND torus AND style, etc.

Sincerely yours,
Dr. Tagir S. Tagirov,
KSU


    Reference: http://www.britannica.com
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