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Zoophorus was the Ancient Greek term for a decorated frieze between the architrave and cornice, typically with a continuous bas-relief. The term comes from the Greek, meaning "bearing an animal". A zoophoric column is a pillar supporting the figure of an animal. The word is rarely used in modern English architectural writing.[1]


  1. ^ Cyril M. Harris ed., Illustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture, Dover Architecture, p. 580, 1983, reprint Courier Corporation, 2013, ISBN 0486132110, 9780486132112


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