The lights, forming the tympanums of the porches, are thin sheets of alabaster.
Marvellous scenes are portrayed on the tympanums of porches.
Men might be seen mounting from step to step in the hollow wheels of the tympanums.
The task was a considerable one; it included the painting of a vast cupola and several smaller vaults, tympanums, and arches.
We dare say the Jews wore ear-preservers to guard their tympanums against the dreadful artillery of his speech.
The Carthaginian army replied to it with a great noise of trumpets, cymbals, flutes of asses' bones, and tympanums.
Crude mosaics in the tympanums above are a jarring colour note which one would willingly suppress.
The tympanums, as well as the windows between them, and the turrets are flanked by a series of Romanesque columns.
The waves of sound strike all tympanums alike; yet in these instances they are incapable of responding to certain waves.
As seen from within, it is faced alternately by four tympanums and four turrets.