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Frame/Pedestal Diameter Outside (Dimensions)

Field used for fine and decorative arts collections


  • This field contains the measurement of the diameter of the frame of a circular two-dimensional object or the cylindrical or rounded base of a three-dimensional object.


  1. The outside diameter of the frame/pedestal corresponds to the measurement of the longest straight line through the centre from one side to the other of a two-dimensional circular object or the removable cylindrical or rounded base of a three-dimensional object.
  2. You should generally be facing the main side of the object to measure its dimensions. Refer to the "How to measure objects" section of the Guide.
  3. This field is used in conjunction with the Unit Linear field.
  4. Dimensions should always be expressed in centimetres, except when the object is too large or too small.

Entry rules:

  1. Enter a single measurement, in real numbers.

     Unit Linearcm
    Frame/Pedestal Diameter Outside29.33
  2. Details regarding measurements and comments about partial or questionable measurements should be noted in the Dimension/Weight Remarks field.

     Unit Linearcm
    Frame/Pedestal Diameter Outside9.21
     Dimension/Weight Remarks The outside diameter of the frame is questionable.
  3. This field may not contain more than one entry. © Société des musées du Québec