Pylons

Monumental gateways to Egyptian temples, consisting of a pair of towerlike structures with slanting walls flanking the entrance portal; may also be used more loosely for any large isolated structures used to mark a boundary, as at approaches to bridges or avenues.

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2471
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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300005091. The J. Paul Getty Trust.