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In architecture, a pedestal or plinth supports a statue or vase, as well as a column. Socles are smaller pedestals, especially those that are spherical in form. Basement is another name for it in civil engineering. The plinth’s minimum height is normally fixed at 45 cm (for buildings). It works as a retaining wall for the filling inside the plinth or raised floor, transmitting loads from the superstructure to the foundation.

An acropodium is an elevated pedestal or plinth that supports a statue and is elevated from the substructure supporting it (usually roofs or corniches). The phrase comes from the Greek words o ákros ‘topmost’ and pos (root – pod-) ‘foot.’

Although the Romans occasionally raised the columns of their temples or propylaea on square pedestals in Syria, Asia Minor, and Tunisia, they were only used in Rome to give greater prominence to isolated columns, such as those of Trajan and Antoninus, or as a podium to the decorative columns used in the Roman triumphal arches.

The Italian Renaissance architects, on the other hand, believed that no order was complete without a pedestal, and because the orders were used to divide and decorate a building into several stories, the cornice of the pedestal was carried through and formed the sills of their windows, or the balustrade of the arcade in open arcades around a court. They also appear to have considered that the pedestal’s height should be proportional to the height of the column or pilaster it supported; thus, in the church of Saint John Lateran, where the applied order is of considerable size, the pedestal is 13 feet (4.0 m) high rather than the usual 3 to 5 feet (1.5 m).


lotus throne is a stylised lotus blossom used as a seat or platform for a person in Asian art. In Buddhist and Hindu art, as well as Jain art, it is the standard pedestal for celestial figures. It originated in Indian art and spread throughout the world, particularly to East Asia, thanks to Indian religions.

The pedestal for prominent stele, especially those linked with emperors, in imperial China was customarily a stone tortoise called bixi. The highest nobility (those of the gong and hou ranks) and officials of the top three ranks were eligible for bixi-based funerary tablets, while lower-level mandarins’ steles were to stand on simple rectangular pedestals, according to the 1396 version of the regulations issued by the Ming Dynasty founder, the Hongwu Emperor.

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