Origin of pendentive
Examples from the Web for pendentive
Historical Examples of pendentive
Such a form of pendentive is rarely seen in works of this age.
Stalactite work is employed in the pendentive of the smaller apses and in the capitals of the columns carrying the pointed arches.
The pendentive under the dome is similar in its construction to those under the dome of the curious church of Ainay, at Lyons.
In these examples a pendentive is formed at each angle of the square, and thus the octagonal base is formed for the vault.
The angel figures of this pendentive are among the most beautiful and characteristic of the myriad throng of the cupola.Correggio
Estelle M. Hurll
Word Origin for pendentive
1727, from French pendentif (mid-16c.), from Latin pendentem (nominative pendens) "hanging," present participle of pendere "to hang" (see pendent (adj.)).