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Monotriglyph

MONOTRIGLYPH, in architecture, the interval of the intercolurrmiation of the Doric column, which is observed by the intervention of one triglyph only between the triglyphs which come over the axes of the columns. This is the usual arrangement, but in the Propylaea at Athens there are two triglyphs over the central intercolumniation, in order to give increased width to the roadway, up which chariots and beasts of sacrifice ascended.

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

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