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Corbel

Structurally, corbels are large pieces of stone, brick or timber wedged into a wall and supporting a superincumbent arch, balcony, or other weight. Historically these are important indicators of a period. Faces or masks are popular in medieval architecture from Norman to Perpendicular.

 
 
 
Charlevale - France
   
Anger - France
 
       
 
Chateau d'- Amboise - France (1500)
 
Chateau de Chenonceau - France
 
Chateau d'- Amboise - France (1500)
 
       
 
Barcelona - Spain
 
Cambridge - England
 
Hadrian's Villa - Italy (126 AD)
 
       
 
Bruges - Belgium
 
Cambridge - England
 
Brussels - Belgium