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Originally appearing in Volume V26, Page 508 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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TELAMONES (Gr. reXaµwv, supporter, from rXitval, to bear), in architecture the term used by the Romans as equivalent to Atlantes (the Greek term) for male figures employed to carry architraves and cornices, The best-known examples are those in the tepidarium of the baths of Pompeii, which consist of small figures in terra-cotta, 2 ft. high, placed between niches and carrying a cornice.
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