Illustrated Dictionary of British Churches - Apophyge Definition

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Apophyge

The curved portion of a column where it joins the capital (at the top) and the base (at the bottom). At the top of the column shaft the apophyge curves out to meet the astragal, and at the bottom of the shaft it curves out to a filet just above the column base. The most obvious place to find an apophyge would be on the columns separating nave and aisles.

Related: Base   Capital   Nave  

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