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Geometrical Elevation of the Crypto Porticus, or South Wall of the Palace

In this Plate I have given the Ancient Wall of the Crypto Porticus in its present State, to show my Authority for the Restored Elevation. The Center Part over the Door into the Vaulted Story, is now entirely destroyed ; which I have supplied, by following the Style of the two End Windows next the Towers, and from the Porticus to the Vestibulum (Vide Plate XXI.)

Geometrical Elevation of the Crypto Porticus, or South Wall of the Palace
Geometrical Elevation of the Crypto Porticus, or South Wall of the Palace.

In Imitation of which I have put a Triangular Pediment, as I think it extremely probable the Architect to this Palace would chufe to distinguish the Center of so long a Building, and the Vacuity answers precisely to this Decoration.

The Whole of the Arcade and Basement Story of this Front, are built of the beautiful Free stone from Tragurium, which appears little inferior to Marble. The Columns of the two End Windows are of Granite.









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