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A stone pillar, square or rectangular in cross section, with a pyramidal top. Used as a public, funerary or garden monument.

Related Terms

Term Note
COLUMN Use for free standing column.
STATUE A representation in the round of a living being, allegorical personage, eminent person or animal, etc, sculptured, moulded or cast in marble, metal, plaster, etc.

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