Illustrated Architecture Dictionary

Bucranium / Bucrane
(pron. byoo KRANE)

Andrea Palladio's,
"The Four Books of Architecture":
Doric order detail

Palazzo Chiericati,
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:: Other examples:

Photos and their arrangement 2016 Chuck LaChiusa
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