- (in a classical temple) an open vestibule before the cella.
Origin of pronaos
Also called anticum.
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Examples from the Web for pronaos
On each side of the pronaos project what are called the wings.
They led their visitors through the pronaos and naos to the secos, to the holy of holies.The Tour
The gloom deepens in the hypostyle which follows the pronaos.Egypt (La Mort De Philae)
Behind the pronaos could be recognized the place where the cella used to be.The Wonders of Pompeii
Terminations similar to pilasters upon the ends of the lateral walls of the cella, in pronaos and epinaos.History of Ancient Art
Franz von Reber