composite capital meaning
The topmost member of a column of the Composite order; a Roman adaptation of a Corinthian capital, being much more elaborate; consists of volutes and convex molding between them, somewhat similar to the
Ionic capital; has a circle of acanthus leaves applied to the lower part of the bell used in the Corinthian capital.
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- Each side of the central section contains pilasters with composite capitals supporting an entablature and pediment.
- The Classical Roman composite capital would seem to have been the favourite type they followed at first.
- The columns were unique in that each had a composite capital often depicting addorsed bulls or animals.
- The pronaos, which had four columns with composite capitals collapsed in 1868, and is now lost.
- It features a prominent set of four engaged columns with Composite capitals supporting the main pediment and entablature.