a molded or decorated band following the extrados of an arch or forming an archlike frame for an opening.
The meaning of the sculpture in the archivolt was not clear to me, and seemed to refer to some legend.
Some Account of Gothic Architecture in Spain George Edmund Street
archivolt, the series of mouldings which is carried round an arch.
Architecture Thomas Roger Smith
The archivolt is seven-fold and is an excellent piece of rich carving.
Cathedral Cities of Spain William Wiehe Collins
I have not been able to find any fragments of the archivolt.
The Excavations of Roman Baths at Bath Charles E. Davis
In this archivolt there are only two heads to represent the zodiacal sign.
The Stones of Venice, Volume II (of 3), John Ruskin
archivolt (rki-volt), in architecture, the ornamental band of mouldings on the face of an arch and following its contour.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2 Various
They are carried on coupled shafts which, as well as their capital, are of red Veronese marble, the archivolt being of stone.
Brick and Marble in the Middle Ages George Edmund Street
archivolt, r′ki-volt, n. the band or moulding which runs round the lower part of the archstones of an arch.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various
The figure of this saint on the jamb or the archivolt of the portal is expressive of such simple piety and enthusiasm!
The Gate of Appreciation Carleton Noyes
That archivolt is in its earliest conditions perfectly pure and undecorated,—the simplest and rudest of Gothic forms.
The Stones of Venice, Volume I (of 3) John Ruskin
a moulding around an arch, sometimes decorated
the under surface of an arch
in an or roguish manner. Historical Examples “La voila,” said he, archly, as he pointed with his thumb to the wooden effigy of Liberty above his head. Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 1. No 1, June 1850 Various “He won’t suffer for it, I’ll be bound,” said Mrs. Bradshaw, archly. Ship’s Company, The Entire Collection […]
roguishness; sauciness. Historical Examples Her archness was not bold nor unwomanly, and her vivacity was well within the bounds of refinement and good taste. Famous Prima Donnas Lewis Clinton Strang There came an archness into her look that inflamed me the more. The Crossing Winston Churchill We realized all the mingled coquetry and feeling and […]
a higher magistrate in ancient Athens. any ruler. Historical Examples Some of these archons might dye before the end of the ten years, and the remainder of the ten years be supplied by a new archon. The Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms Amended Isaac Newton Oils, as I am a Christian, and close to the very […]
noun the protoplasmic material surrounding the centrosome, formerly thought to be involved in the formation of the asters and spindle during mitosis