The Doric Base And Pedestal

As a proportion of 0.3 of the column height, the pedestal height totals 2.4 diameters. The corona of the capital is supported by a bold ovolo over a cavetto, and the base mouldings incorporate a scotia over the cyma reversa. The proportion of the die is again slightly oversquare, very little different from that of the Tuscan order. The base shown is the classic Attic base, with two torus mouldings and an intervening scotia, separated by fillets. The fillet between base and shaft is excluded from the half diameter height allotted to the base.

16. THE DORIC BASE AND PEDESTAL

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