Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Plural form of mutule.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • My little wooden construction workers have been busy, and added a second storey, mutules, mouldings, and a balcony during the night.

    Building Progress

  • My little wooden construction workers have been busy, and added a second storey, mutules, mouldings, and a balcony during the night.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • The system of triglyphs and mutules was invented for the Doric order, and similarly the scheme of dentils belongs to the Ionic, in which there are proper grounds for its use in buildings.

    The Ten Books on Architecture

  • Again, figures in the form of men supporting mutules or coronae, we term "telamones" -- the reasons why or wherefore they are so called are not found in any story -- but the Greeks name them [Greek: atlantes].

    The Ten Books on Architecture

  • And so in Greek works nobody ever put dentils under mutules, as it is impossible that common rafters should be underneath principal rafters.

    The Ten Books on Architecture

  • Corinthian columns, composed either of the Doric proportions or according to the Ionic usages; for the Corinthian order never had any scheme peculiar to itself for its cornices or other ornaments, but may have mutules in the coronae and guttae on the architraves according to the triglyph system of the Doric style, or, according to Ionic practices, it may be arranged with a frieze adorned with sculptures and accompanied with dentils and coronae.

    The Ten Books on Architecture

  • From that practice, like the triglyphs from the arrangement of the tie-beams, the system of mutules under the coronae was devised from the projections of the principal rafters.

    The Ten Books on Architecture

  • The scheme of triglyphs and mutules in Doric buildings was, therefore, the imitative device that I have described.

    The Ten Books on Architecture

  • Just as mutules represent the projection of the principal rafters, so dentils in the Ionic are an imitation of the projections of the common rafters.

    The Ten Books on Architecture

  • Hence generally, in buildings of stone and marble, the mutules are carved with a downward slant, in imitation of the principal rafters.

    The Ten Books on Architecture

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.