Aedicula

Aedicula

From the Latin aedicula, a small temple. A term employed by the Romans for a niche into which statue was placed. A pediment resting on two columns usually enveloped the opening

(diminutive of Lat. aedis or aedes, a temple or house), a small house or temple,a household shrine holding small altars or the statues of the Lares and Penates

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