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imposta de rombos

English translation: impost with diamonds

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Spanish term or phrase:imposta de rombos
English translation:impost with diamonds
Entered by: Barnaby Griffiths
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11:54 Jun 25, 2004
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Architecture
Spanish term or phrase: imposta de rombos
in a church..."impost with diamond shapes...?"
Barnaby Griffiths
Local time: 17:49
impost with diamonds
Explanation:
Yes, that sounds plausible, although I also found "fascia" for imposta--you'll have to look at the context.

impost - 2. (Arch.) The top member of a pillar, pier, wall, etc., upon which the weight of an arch rests.
http://www.webster-dictionary.org/definition/impost

FASCIA
In architecture a fascia is a flat member of an order or building, like a flat band or broad fillet; especially, one of the three bands which make up the architrave, in the Ionic order.
http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/T5.HTM

The open pediment has modillions and dentils. The modillions and dentils, together with the ***alternating diamonds and flutings of the impost***, are all motives that are repeated in the cornice of the first-floor passage.
http://www.dhr.virginia.gov/registers/Cities/Petersburg/NR_P...
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impost with diamonds


Explanation:
Yes, that sounds plausible, although I also found "fascia" for imposta--you'll have to look at the context.

impost - 2. (Arch.) The top member of a pillar, pier, wall, etc., upon which the weight of an arch rests.
http://www.webster-dictionary.org/definition/impost

FASCIA
In architecture a fascia is a flat member of an order or building, like a flat band or broad fillet; especially, one of the three bands which make up the architrave, in the Ionic order.
http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/T5.HTM

The open pediment has modillions and dentils. The modillions and dentils, together with the ***alternating diamonds and flutings of the impost***, are all motives that are repeated in the cornice of the first-floor passage.
http://www.dhr.virginia.gov/registers/Cities/Petersburg/NR_P...

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