Corinthian Columns

Corinthian Columns

Definition – The most ornate and of the three main orders of classical Greek architecture (with Doric and Ionic) characterized by a slender fluted column with an ornate capital decorated with leaf designs.

Features of a Corinthian Column:

Fluted shaft
Capital decorated with scrolls, acanthus leaves, and flowers
Ornaments on the capital flare outwards

Facts About Corinthian Columns:

Invented in the 5th century BC
Named after Corinth, a city in Greece
Rarely used in Greece, but common in Rome

Image of corinthian capital
Corinthian Column Drawing
Corinthian Column Photo Example
Corinthian Columns - Hallie Mae Memorial, Ft Towson, OK

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