Illustrated Architecture Dictionary

Roundel
ROUN dle

A small circular panel or window

Stained glass roundel: Circular disk of stained glass in a leaded window

Roundel windows are often called bull's eye, oculus, oeil-de-boeuf, oxeye or circular light

Some roundels look like the bottom of a bottle

Roundels are found in corners of rectangular doors or window frames.


Examples from Buffalo architecture:

Other examples:


Photos and their arrangement 2002 Chuck LaChiusa
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