Illustrated Architecture Dictionary

Archivolt
R ki volt

One of several parallel curved, and often decorated, mouldings on the inside of an arched opening

An arch set immediately inside a larger arch; a band or moulding that surrrounds an arch.

An archivolt is the equivalent of a curved architrave.

The wedge-shaped stones from which an archivolt is constructed are voussoirs.

Found in Romanesque & Gothic styles


Examples from Buffalo architecture:


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