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English translation: open(-topped) segmental pediment / broken segmental pediment

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Spanish term or phrase:frontón curvo partido
English translation:open(-topped) segmental pediment / broken segmental pediment
Entered by: Nikki Graham
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16:09 Nov 22, 2008
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Architecture
Spanish term or phrase: Fronton curvo partido
This is the context: ====================================
Dos torres la flanquean al este, lugar en el que se abre la portada, con dobles columnas de orden compuesto y frontón curvo partido.
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Thanks :-0))
Eileen Brophy
Spain
Local time: 09:19
open(-topped) segmental pediment / broken segmental pediment
Explanation:
The above is what I have in my notes.

A pediment is a triangular structure crowning front of Greek building, less steeply sloped than gable, now similar structure, triangular, rounded, etc. over portico, door, window or niche.

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Note added at 41 mins (2008-11-22 16:50:50 GMT)
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Here are a couple of examples, taken from a search of the Spanish

http://www.jdiezarnal.com/valenciaiglesiasantotomasportada02...

http://www.mcu.es/patrimonio/jornadas/eupa_2003/imagen/Arizk...

http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&q=frontón curvo part...


and some examples from the English search

http://flickr.com/photos/49369724@N00/2358684199

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1350/673557773_f2d4112871_o.j...

http://images.google.co.uk/images?&um=1&hl=en&q="broken segm...




General link about pediemnts
http://www.answers.com/topic/pediment
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Nikki Graham
United Kingdom
Local time: 08:19
Grading comment
Thanks again Nikki :-0))
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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open(-topped) segmental pediment / broken segmental pediment


Explanation:
The above is what I have in my notes.

A pediment is a triangular structure crowning front of Greek building, less steeply sloped than gable, now similar structure, triangular, rounded, etc. over portico, door, window or niche.

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 41 mins (2008-11-22 16:50:50 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

Here are a couple of examples, taken from a search of the Spanish

http://www.jdiezarnal.com/valenciaiglesiasantotomasportada02...

http://www.mcu.es/patrimonio/jornadas/eupa_2003/imagen/Arizk...

http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&q=frontón curvo part...


and some examples from the English search

http://flickr.com/photos/49369724@N00/2358684199

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1350/673557773_f2d4112871_o.j...

http://images.google.co.uk/images?&um=1&hl=en&q="broken segm...




General link about pediemnts
http://www.answers.com/topic/pediment


Nikki Graham
United Kingdom
Local time: 08:19
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PRO pts in category: 553
Grading comment
Thanks again Nikki :-0))

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Christine Walsh: I was going to say 'curved' but you're no doubt right. I bow to superior knowledge! ;)
23 mins

agree  Hossein Emami
59 mins

agree  eski: Kudos & Saludos for an excellent answer Nikki !
2 hrs
  -> Thanks very much to all
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Changes made by editors
Nov 24, 2008 - Changes made by Nikki Graham:
Edited KOG entry<a href="/profile/55640">Eileen Brophy's</a> old entry - "Fronton curvo partido" » "open(-topped) segmental pediment / broken segmental pediment"


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