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Apophyge

APOPHYGE , in architecture, the lowest part of the shaft of an Ionic or Corinthian column, or the highest member of its base if the column be considered as a whole. The apophyge is the inverted cavetto or concave sweep, on the upper edge of which the diminishing shaft rests.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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