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Cella   Listen
noun
Cella  n.  (Arch.) The part inclosed within the walls of an ancient temple, as distinguished from the open porticoes.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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... the virgin goddess, the work of Phidias, stood in the eastern chamber of the cella, and was composed of ivory and gold. It had but one rival in the world, the Jupiter Olympus of the same famous artist. On the summit or apex of the helmet was placed a sphinx, with griffins on either side. The figure of the goddess was represented in an erect martial attitude, and clothed in ...
— Christianity and Greek Philosophy • Benjamin Franklin Cocker



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