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- ‘Inscribed with the names of the abbots Daniel and Pachomios (the latter name was partially obscured by the supporting clamp), the epistyle is carved with vegetal and pseudo-kufic ornament common to such architectural dividers.’
- ‘An elongated panel with the Deësis (Christ between the Virgin and S. John the Baptist) and the feasts of the Church often ran along the top of the epistyle.’
Mid 16th century (in the Latin form epistylium): from French épistyle or via Latin, from Greek epistulion, from epi ‘upon’ + stulos ‘pillar’.
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