See also:term given to the small frusta of conical or cylindrical
See also:form carved below the triglyph and under the
See also:regula of the entablature of the Doric
See also:Order . They are sometimes known as "trunnels," a corruption of "
See also:nail," and resemble the wooden pins which in framed
See also:work or in
See also:joinery are employed to fasten together the pieces of
See also:wood; these are supposed to be derived from the
See also:original timber construction of the Doric
See also:temple, in which the pins, driven through the regula, secured the latter to the
See also:taenia, and, according to C . Chipiez and F . A . Choisy, passed through the taenia to hold the triglyphs in place . In the earliest examples of the Doric Order at Corinth and
See also:Selinus, the guttae are completely isolated from the architrave, and in Temple C. at Selinus the guttae are 3 or 4 in. in front of it, as if to enable the
See also:pin to be driven in more easily . In later examples they are partly attached to the architrave . Similar guttae are carved under the mutules of the Doric cornice, representing the pins driven through the mutules to secure the rafters . In the temples at Bassae,
See also:Paestum and Selinus, instances have been found where the guttae had been carved separately and sunk into holes cut in the
See also:soffit of the mutules and the regula . Their
See also:constant employment in the Doric temples suggests that, although originally of constructive origin, they were subsequently employed as decorative features .
BARON VON ALFRED GUTSCHMID (1835-1887)
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