terminal figure

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Terminal figures from an achitectural catalog
by Hans Vredeman de Vries (1565)

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terminal figure (plural terminal figures)

  1. (architecture) a statue with a head or bust carved out of the top of a square tapering pillar, originally used as a boundary marker in ancient Rome.
  2. Terminus, the Roman god of boundaries.

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