Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In architecture, any piece of wall between two openings, particularly the central pillar often dividing great doorways, especially in medieval architecture.
- French. (Wiktionary)
“Amiens, this central statue, on the 'trumeau' or supporting and dividing pillar of the central porch, is of Christ Immanuel, -- God”
“La meilleure est la tranche, le gîte et le trumeau.”
“Virgin Mary; on the sides of this trumeau are bas-reliefs representing the”
“On the trumeau of the central gate is a fine statue of the”
“As we pass into the Cathedral, under the great Christ, on the trumeau, you must stop to look at Pierre himself.”
“The great central figure, the tallest and most commanding in the whole church, is not the Virgin, but her mother Saint Anne, standing erect as on the trumeau of the door beneath, and holding the infant Mary on her left arm.”
“Below the lintel, supporting it, and dividing the doorway in halves, is the trumeau, -- the central pier, -- a new part of the portal which was unknown to the western door.”
“Brittany and Dreux, whom we have no choice but to admit on the trumeau of the other.”
“Anne of the Rose of France, within, repeats the Saint Anne on the trumeau of the portal.”
“Mary's feelings; and below, against the trumeau, stands the great figure of Christ, -- the whole Church, -- trampling on the lion and dragon.”
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