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Architectural details: guttae

Even though I’ve been associated with Monticello for more than 25 years, I’m still constantly amazed by the amount of time and effort that went into small details that are easy to overlook when viewing the house as a whole.  For example, I recently started thinking about the rectangular groupings of guttae (pronounced “gutty”), which are part of the Doric entablature that marches around the entire exterior of the house, including the pediments.  The same detail occurs inside as well in the Dining Room and Tea Room entablatures.