- having four columns.
Origin of tetrastyle
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Abram afterwards built and endowed an oratory near the Tetrastyle, and Sergius ordained him priest and his two sons deacons.Historic Oddities
Tetrastyle, tet′ra-stīl, n. a temple or other building having four front columns in its portico: a group of four pillars.
In the background is a tetrastyle temple, doubtless the temple before us; the scene represents the dedicatory exercises.
The relation of the tetrastyle to the Tuscan atrium is indicated in our transverse section (Fig. 143).
The centre is a tetrastyle portico of the Ionic order, raised on a terrace.