Impost (architecture)

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1. Arch 2. Impost 3. Column

In architecture, an impost is a projecting block resting on top of a column or embedded in a wall, serving as the base for the springer or lowest voussoir of an arch.[1]

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  1. ^ Toman, Rolf, ed. (2010). Gothic Architecture, Sculpture, Painting. Potsdam: H.F. Ullmann. p. 504. ISBN 978-3-8331-1038-2.