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- adj. pulvinate
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In architecture, noting a swelling or bulging out in any part of an order, or any member so characterized, as some friezes. Also called pillowed.
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On top of the Ionic capitals of the peristasis (external colonnade), an entablature consisting of an architrave, a pulvinated frieze, and a cornice, all undecorated except for false lion spouts on the cornice, supported a steep undecorated gable.
Building elements of this portico show that it presented the same smooth entablature with a pulvinated (cushion-shaped), but otherwise smooth frieze, and an undecorated cornice, as on the western portico and the Trajanic nymphaeum along the agora's north side.