Tambour

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For other uses, see Tambour (disambiguation).

In classical architecture, a tambour (Fr.: "drum") is the inverted bell of the Corinthian capital around which are carved acanthus leaves for decoration.[1]

The term also applies to the wall of a circular structure, whether on the ground or raised aloft on pendentives and carrying a dome (also known as a tholobate), and to the drum shaped segments of a column, which is built up in several courses.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Chisholm 1911, p. 388.

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