Ionic Columns

Definition – The Ionic column, like corinthian, is always more slender than the Doric: Ionic columns are eight and nine column-diameters tall. Ionic columns have scroll-shaped ornaments on the capital.

The Ionic order originated in the mid-6th century BC in Ionia, the southwestern coast and islands of Asia Minor settled by Ionian Greeks.

Features of a Ionic Column:

Stands on a base of stacked disks
Shafts are usually fluted, but can be plain
A pair of scroll-shaped ornaments decorate the capital
Ionic Column Capital
Ionic Column Drawing
Ionic Column Photo Example
Ionic Column Photo Example

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