[Tagging] historic tagging, obelisks
johan.j at goteborg.cc
Fri Feb 4 18:54:40 GMT 2011
Steve Doerr <steve.doerr at ...> writes:
> On 03/02/2011 20:22, M∡rtin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> > Can you please help me to find the right word for stuff that is added
> > later on top? (in German that would be something like "Bekrönung" or
> > "Spitze"): e.g.
> Tricky. Looking through the translations of Spitze at leo.de, either
> apex or pinnacle might do.
The pyramid-formed top part of the obelisk is called pyramidion.
(The very tip of any pryramid shape is called the apex of the pyramid)
But i think you want to know what to call the additions made to the obelisk:
statues, balls, spikes, crosses and that sort of things.
An ornamental finishing on the top could be called a crest,
but I´m not sure if it used in architecture.
For some uses they are called finial, but that might be too obscure.
an easy solution would be to use "top_piece"
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