Orders of Greek Column Capital: Corinthian, Doric, Ionic.
Of Grand Design
We have a pillar similar to Modern Composite Column Capitals
stages of drawing. capital / chapiter
Perhaps the most iconic of all classical orders; the ionic order. Plate XX from 'Le Ruines Plus Beaux des Monuments de la Grace' by Julien David LeRoy (1758).
A closer view of the capital of an Ionic pillar, though it has been modernised and repainted.
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Watercolour Study - Detail of Column Capital, St Paul's Cathedral, London UK ww.nickhirst.co.uk
Corinthian capital: Ornate capital decorated with two rows of acanthus leaves, volutes, and a fleuron in the middle of the abacus atop the c...
Acanthus and Decoration
Vitruvius, classical architect wrote "de architectura"
Egypt, Hathor column capitals. Temple of Hatshepsut (1508-1458 BC), 18th Dynasty.