[German version] In Roman culture,
aedicula either refers to a cult-related shrine ( Lararium), often in a sepulchral context ( Tombs), which contained urns or pictures of the deceased, or a building structure flanked by columns for the housing of statues or paintings. In the latter case either as an individual building usually placed on a podium as high as a man or as a niche integrated into a façade arrangement. Rear and side walls are without windows, the roof with a flat slope has a gable displaying ornaments. The
naiskos is comparable in Greek culture. Höcker, Christoph (Kissing) Bibliography Nash, s. v. Faustinae A., 395 G. Fuchs, s. v. A., KlP 1,83 P. Noelke, Ara et a., in: BJ 190, 1990, 79-124 F. Coarelli, s. v. A. Capraria, in: LTUR I,17-18 H. v. Hesberg, Elemente der frühkaiserzeitl. A.-Architektur, in: JÖAI 53, 1981/82, 43; 86.