See also:shaft, square or circular, in
See also:stone or
See also:wood and sometimes in
See also:metal, supporting the
See also:coping of a
See also:parapet or the
See also:rail of a
See also:staircase, an assemblage of them being known as a
See also:balustrade . The earliest examples are those shown in the bas-reliefs representing the
See also:Assyrian palaces, where they were employed as window balustrades and apparently had Ionic capitals . They do not seem to have been known to either the Greeks or the Romans, but early examples are found in the balconies in the palaces at Venice and Verona . In the hands of the
See also:Italian revivalists they became features of the greatest importance, and were largely employed for window balconies and roof parapets . The
See also:term "
See also:baluster shaft " is given to the shaft dividing a window in Saxon architecture . In the south
See also:transept of the abbey at St Albans, England, are some of these shafts, supposed to have been taken from the old Saxon
See also:church . Norman bases and capitals have been added, together with plain cylindrical Norman shafts .
JEAN BALUE (c. 1421-1491)
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