|LC control no.||sh 95005925
|Topical heading||Exedrae (Architecture)
|See also||Niches (Architecture)
|Scope note||Here are entered works on semicircular or rectangular recesses or rooms, primarily found in classical architecture, that were often lined with seats and used as meeting places.
|Found in||Work cat.: Die freihe stehende griechische Exedra, 1994.
Britannica Micro. (exedra, also spelled exhedra, in architecture, semicircular or rectangular niche with a raised seat; more loosely applied, also refers to the apse of a church or to a niche therein)
Dict. of arch., 1975: p. 160 (Exedra, in classical architecture, a semicircular or rectangular recess with raised seats: also, more loosely, any apse or niche or a room opening full width into a larger, covered or uncovered space)
Kleine Pauly (Exedra, a seat, a bench outside the house; modern archaeology applies to semicircular benches and also to rounded niches in buildings)
OED (Exedra, exhedra. Pl. exedrae, hedrae; the portico of the palaestra or gymnasium in which disputations of the learned were held among the ancients; also, in private houses, the pastas or vestibule, used for conservation; used as synonymous with Cathedra, for a throne or seat of any kind)
AAT (Exedrae: niches, recesses, or other sheltered spaces, often semicircular and lined with seats; Exedrae (Site elements): Used for semicircular outdoor seats, usually of stone or marble)
|Not found in||Encyc. of world art; Ox. classic. dict.