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Cyma, Ogee
A molding with double curvature. combining ovolo and cavetto.
Cyma Recta
A type of ogee with the concave part is uppermost
Cyma Reversa
A type of ogee with the convex part is uppermost

ogee curves

These curves based on the joining of two opposite arcs are seen over and over again in architecture, woodwork and in many outside applications. Looking at the sketches above different interpretations can be made of them.

With my background I see moulding, but it does not take much to see a pattern for a bell or an onion dome in them.

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