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Corinthian orderclick to hear

Order characterized especially by its capital decorated with acanthus leaves.
Corinthian order torus modillion dentil rosette volute acanthus leaf astragal flute fillet middle torus scotia crepidoma base column shaft capital architrave entablature pediment

torus click to hear

Molding in the shape of a large ring, located at the base of the column.

modillion click to hear

Ornamental motif placed under the corona of the cornice.

dentil click to hear

Rectangular ornament in relief.

rosette click to hear

Ornamental motif inspired by a plant and used to decorate the capital.

volute click to hear

Ornament sculpted in spirals.

acanthus leaf click to hear

Decorative pattern characterized by a series of carved leaves whose rounded top is in relief.

astragal click to hear

Molding that separates the capital of the column from the shaft.

flute click to hear

Vertical groove along the length of the column.

fillet click to hear

Flat surface between the flutes.

middle torus click to hear

Molding separating two tori.

scotia click to hear

Concave molding located at the base of the column.

crepidoma click to hear

Base upon which the building rests; it is composed of several levels.

base click to hear

Lower part of the column, on which the shaft rests.

column click to hear

Circular pillar supporting the entablature; it is composed of three parts: the base, the shaft and the capital.

shaft click to hear

Fluted part of the column, located between the base and the capital.

capital click to hear

Top of the column supporting the entablature.

architrave click to hear

Lower section of the entablature, directly on top of the capitals of the columns.

entablature click to hear

Section composed of the architrave, the frieze and the cornice; it supports the pediment.

pediment click to hear

Triangular section above the entablature.