At the point where this cutting away occurs, fix the soffits of the passages.
On the north the soffits of the arches retain the original stucco ornaments, all different; on the south they have disappeared.
The transition character of these is emphasised by the mouldings in the soffits being continuations of those in the side piers.
The soffits of the ceiling have panels of yellow with orange border, contrasting with iron beams painted a chocolate brown.
The panelled step ends and soffits, the graceful newels and balusters, of those old staircases hold sway as models to this day.
Part of the ceiling, lacunaria, of the Theseion with six squares for soffits cut through the marble.