The Corinthian Base And Pedestal

The pedestal, at 3 diameters, is 0.3 of the height of the column. The capital of the pedestal substitutes a cyma for the ovolo and astragal of the Ionic, and in the pedestal plinth the astragal is transposed from above to beneath the cyma reversa. The elongated die is often embellished, for example with a sunk panel on each face as shown in the plate, in this case with an enriched moulding, the section of which is shown on the right of the plate. The base of the column is an Attic base with astragals reinforcing the fillets containing the central scotia.


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