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A recess in a wall for a statue or ornament. A niche is usually semicircular in the back with a half-dome on the top. Depending on the style of building, the niche can have a pediment above it or have decorative molding. A niche can also be a tabernacle.

Palladio - Theatro Olympico - Vicenza - Italy
Château de Blois - France
Château Chambord - France
Renaissance Palace - Milan - Italy
Megeve - France
Granada - Spain (15th Century)