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Temple with a gemmated plan

Chiesa a pianta gemmata

The ground plan of this temple shows a regular octagon at the centre, into which open eight identical chapels which are connected to the octagon through narrow corridors. Each chapel is capped above by a semi-circular apse. Here Leonardo studies a gemmated plan for a temple. It consists in an arrangement, whereby elements similar in shape yet of different dimensions from each other radiate from a central body.

Manuscript B, sheet 25 v.


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