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Cyma moulding refers not to the decorative motif appearing on the moulding strip - rather to its general shape.  Cyma moulding has a section showing an ogee or double curve; cyma recta has the concave curve on top, cyma reversa has the convex curve on top.

 

If a moulding is concave, it is known as cavetto.  If it is convex it is known as ovolo.  If it is a semicircle it is called roll moulding.

 

Local example (click to enlarge)

Cyma

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