the jambs of a door-case, often made with an
ornamental moulding which projected before the upright pillar (scapus cardinalis
) on which the door turned, so as
to conceal it entirely from view on the outside. (Vitr.
; Festus, s.v. Cato, Cat. Agr.
.) The antepagmentum superius
) is a lintel of a door-case
similarly made. A door fitted with such jambs and lintel (as many houses at
Pompeii are) would be entirely inside its door-case, and could only open
inwards; on the other hand, it would not admit draughts (Rich). Vitruvius
also uses the word to denote other mouldings, e. g. of mutuli
(4.7) or stilicidia,
this sense probably the same as antefixa.