Annulets

Use generally for small decorative moldings, usually angular bands or fillets, encircling column shafts; specifically designates the fillets around the bottom of the echinus of a Doric capital. For the grooves encircling the bottom of a Doric capital and masking the joint between capital and shaft, use "hypotrachelia." For molded bands around Gothic column shafts, often masking the joint between two sections of shaft, prefer "shaft rings.".

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2036
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annulets
annulet
annulet moldings
bandelets
bandlets
schachtringen Dutch
schachtring Dutch
collarinos Spanish
collarino Spanish

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Use generally for small decorative moldings, usually angular bands or fillets, encircling column shafts; specifically designates the fillets around the bottom of the echinus of a Doric capital. For the grooves encircling the bottom of a Doric capital and masking the joint between capital and shaft, use "hypotrachelia." For molded bands around Gothic column shafts, often masking the joint between two sections of shaft, prefer "shaft rings."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300003528. The J. Paul Getty Trust.