Illustrated Architecture Dictionary
Bucranium / Bucrane
(pron. byoo KRANE)
"The Four Books of Architecture":
Doric order detail
Andrea Palladio, architect
An ox skull. An ornamental device often used with garlands, festoons, and ribbons.
Frequently used on Roman Ionic and Corinthian friezes, and sometimes on Doric friezes.
Examples on Buffalo Architecture and History website::
- Left Illustration above: Andrea Palladio's, "The Four Books of Architecture" ... Detail
- Right illustration above: Palazzo Chiericati, Andrea Palladio, architect
- Center illustration above: Buffalo Savings Bank/M&T Branch