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Cornice

Originally this element was the wooden overhang of the roof. Translated to stone, brick, iron, and steel, it became any projecting shelf at the top of a ceiling, roof, or pediment. These can be highly decorated.

 
 
 
Thunder Bay - Canada
     
Syracusa - Italy
 
       
 
Riga - Latvia
 
Rome - Italy
 
Siena - Italy
 
       
 
San Jeronimo - Granada - Spain
 
Gaudi - Casa Batllò - Barcelona - Spain
 
Ca' D'Oro - Venice - Italy (15th c.)