Calottes

Denotes hemispherical, caplike domes; the term applies to small semidomes lacking a drum or lantern, small shallow domes used in the ceilings of rooms to increase headroom, small domes not pierced by oculi, and domelike plaster surfaces suspended within double-shell domes and often decorated.

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1381
Names
calottes
calotte
kalotten Dutch
kalot Dutch
casquetes Spanish
casquete Spanish
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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300001287. The J. Paul Getty Trust.