The Roman-ionic capital is a design of a scroll rolled on both sides with spiral curves. It has an added neck that is decorated with a palmette ornament.

Roman-Ionic Capital

The Roman-ionic capital is a design of a scroll rolled on both sides with spiral curves. It has an added…

This Romanesque capital is a simple design that is reminiscent of the Antique style.

Romanesque Capital

This Romanesque capital is a simple design that is reminiscent of the Antique style.

This Romanesque capital is found in cloisters of a church. It is a simpler design that is reminiscent of the Antique style.

Romanesque Capital

This Romanesque capital is found in cloisters of a church. It is a simpler design that is reminiscent…

This Romanesque capital is found in cloisters of a church. It is a simpler design that is reminiscent of the Antique style.

Romanesque Capital

This Romanesque capital is found in cloisters of a church. It is a simpler design that is reminiscent…

This Romanesque capital is found in cloisters of a church. It is a simpler design that is reminiscent of the Antique style.

Romanesque Capital

This Romanesque capital is found in cloisters of a church. It is a simpler design that is reminiscent…

The Romanesque Coupled Capital looks like two capitals that are conjoined together.

Romanesque Coupled Capital

The Romanesque Coupled Capital looks like two capitals that are conjoined together.

The Romanesque Cushion Capital is found in St. Gereon's church in Cologne, Germany. It is a design of a half sphere that is cut by planes below and on the four sides.

Romanesque Cushion Capital

The Romanesque Cushion Capital is found in St. Gereon's church in Cologne, Germany. It is a design of…

The Romanesque cushion capital is a design found in a monastery in Lippoldsberg, Germany. The design is a half sphere that is cut by planes below and on the four sides.

Romanesque Cushion Capital

The Romanesque cushion capital is a design found in a monastery in Lippoldsberg, Germany. The design…

This Romanesque Cushion Capital is found in the Abbey church in Germany. It is a design of a half sphere that is cut by planes below and on the four sides.

Romanesque Cushion Capital

This Romanesque Cushion Capital is found in the Abbey church in Germany. It is a design of a half sphere…

The Romanesque Double-Cushion Capital is an 11th century design found in the Rosheim church in France. It is a design of a half sphere that is cut by planes below and on the four sides.

Romanesque Double-Cushion Capital

The Romanesque Double-Cushion Capital is an 11th century design found in the Rosheim church in France.…

The Romanesque Double-Cushion Capital is a design of a half sphere that is cut by planes below and on the four sides.

Romanesque Double-Cushion Capital

The Romanesque Double-Cushion Capital is a design of a half sphere that is cut by planes below and on…

An illustration of the Capital building in Jackson, Mississippi.

The Capital (Jackson, MS)

An illustration of the Capital building in Jackson, Mississippi.

An illustration of a Byzantine capital from the central portal of St. Mark's Venice. In several traditions of architecture including Classical architecture, the capital (from the Latin caput, 'head') forms the crowning member of a column or a pilaster. The capital projects on each side as it rises, in order to support the abacus and unite the form of the latter (normally square) with the circular shaft of the column.

Byzantine Capitals

An illustration of a Byzantine capital from the central portal of St. Mark's Venice. In several traditions…

An illustration of a Byzantine capital from the the Church of St. Vitale, Ravenna. In several traditions of architecture including Classical architecture, the capital (from the Latin caput, 'head') forms the crowning member of a column or a pilaster. The capital projects on each side as it rises, in order to support the abacus and unite the form of the latter (normally square) with the circular shaft of the column.

Byzantine Capitals

An illustration of a Byzantine capital from the the Church of St. Vitale, Ravenna. In several traditions…

An illustration of a Byzantine capital from the the Church of St. Vitale, Ravenna. In several traditions of architecture including Classical architecture, the capital (from the Latin caput, 'head') forms the crowning member of a column or a pilaster. The capital projects on each side as it rises, in order to support the abacus and unite the form of the latter (normally square) with the circular shaft of the column.

Byzantine Capitals

An illustration of a Byzantine capital from the the Church of St. Vitale, Ravenna. In several traditions…

An illustration of a cushion capital. In several traditions of architecture including Classical architecture, the capital (from the Latin caput, 'head') forms the crowning member of a column or a pilaster. The capital projects on each side as it rises, in order to support the abacus and unite the form of the latter (normally square) with the circular shaft of the column.

Cushion Capitals

An illustration of a cushion capital. In several traditions of architecture including Classical architecture,…

An illustration of Italian Renaissance capital from St. Maria dei Miracoli, Venice. In several traditions of architecture including Classical architecture, the capital (from the Latin caput, 'head') forms the crowning member of a column or a pilaster. The capital projects on each side as it rises, in order to support the abacus and unite the form of the latter (normally square) with the circular shaft of the column.

Italian Renaissance Capitals

An illustration of Italian Renaissance capital from St. Maria dei Miracoli, Venice. In several traditions…

An illustration of a Romanesque capitals from the cloister of Monreale near Palermo, Sicily. In several traditions of architecture including Classical architecture, the capital (from the Latin caput, 'head') forms the crowning member of a column or a pilaster. The capital projects on each side as it rises, in order to support the abacus and unite the form of the latter (normally square) with the circular shaft of the column.

Romanesque Capitals

An illustration of a Romanesque capitals from the cloister of Monreale near Palermo, Sicily. In several…

The Capitoline Hill, between the Forum and the Campus Martius, is one of the seven hills of Rome. By the 16th century, Capitolinus had become Campidoglio in the Roman dialect. The English word capitol derives from Capitoline. The Capitoline contains few ancient ground-level ruins, as they are almost entirely covered up by Medieval and Renaissance palaces (now housing the Capitoline Museums) that surround a piazza, a significant urban plan designed by Michelangelo.

Capitoline Hill in Rome

The Capitoline Hill, between the Forum and the Campus Martius, is one of the seven hills of Rome. By…

The ionic capital is a design of a scroll rolled on both sides with spiral curves. It is found in Bassae, Ancient Greece.

Ionic Capital

The ionic capital is a design of a scroll rolled on both sides with spiral curves. It is found in Bassae,…

The ionic capital is a design of a scroll rolled on both sides with spiral curves. It was found in Pompeii.

Ionic Capital

The ionic capital is a design of a scroll rolled on both sides with spiral curves. It was found in Pompeii.

Chillicothe served as the capital of Ohio from the beginning of statehood in 1803 until 1810 when Zanesville became the capital for two years.

Seat of Government at Chillicothe

Chillicothe served as the capital of Ohio from the beginning of statehood in 1803 until 1810 when Zanesville…

The Byzantine circular panel is a 6th century design found in the St. Sofia monument of the former imperial ottoman capital Constantinople in Turkey.

Byzantine Circular Panel

The Byzantine circular panel is a 6th century design found in the St. Sofia monument of the former imperial…

The Trajan's column is a monument in honor of Emperor Trajan located in Rome, Italy. The column is a continuous bas-relief design (raised art) that winds up around the capital from the base to the top of the capital. The relief designs depict Emperor Trajan's two victorious wars against the Dacian's.

Trajan's Column

The Trajan's column is a monument in honor of Emperor Trajan located in Rome, Italy. The column is a…

Arch of Titus.

Composite Order

Arch of Titus.

Composite order

Composite Order

Composite order

Temple of Castor and Pollux.

Corinthian Order

Temple of Castor and Pollux.

Greco-Roman Corinthian order of Temple of Vesta.

Corinthian Order

Greco-Roman Corinthian order of Temple of Vesta.

Corinthian order

Corinthian Order

Corinthian order

"Fig. 24. - Pterylosis of Cyoselus apus, drawn by Coues after Nitzsch; right hand upper, left hand lower, surface. 1 spinal tract; 2. humeral; 3. femoral; 4. capital; 5. alar; 6. caudal; 7. crural; 8. ventral." Elliot Coues, 1884

Pterylosis of Cypselus Apus

"Fig. 24. - Pterylosis of Cyoselus apus, drawn by Coues after Nitzsch; right hand upper, left hand lower,…

Ornate capital D.

D, Ornate

Ornate capital D.

Themoe of Diocletian.

Doric Order

Themoe of Diocletian.

Doric order

Doric Order

Doric order

Florial capital E.

Floral E

Florial capital E.

Floral capital E.

Floral E

Floral capital E.

Ornate capital E.

E, Ornate

Ornate capital E.

Egg-and-dart is an ornamental device often carved in wood, stone, or plaster quarter-round ovolo mouldings, consisting of an egg-shaped object alternating with an element shaped like an arrow, anchor or dart. Egg-and-dart enrichment of the ovolo molding of the Ionic capital is found in Ancient Greek architecture at the Erechtheion and was used by the Romans.

Egg-and-Dart

Egg-and-dart is an ornamental device often carved in wood, stone, or plaster quarter-round ovolo mouldings,…

A diagram showing the titles for different types of architecture.

Elements of an Architectural Order

A diagram showing the titles for different types of architecture.

Ornate capital letter F.

F, Initial

Ornate capital letter F.

Capital letter G with the location of the first Congress meeting.

G, Capital

Capital letter G with the location of the first Congress meeting.

Capital letter G with "The Swamp Fox" General Marion.

G, Capital

Capital letter G with "The Swamp Fox" General Marion.

Capital G decorated with scrollwork used to begin text in a book or as a letterhead.

G, Ornamental Letter

Capital G decorated with scrollwork used to begin text in a book or as a letterhead.

The Governor's mansion at the capital of Mississippi, Jackson.

Governor's Mansion at Jackson, Miss.

The Governor's mansion at the capital of Mississippi, Jackson.

Corinthian.

Greek capital

Corinthian.

The Pilaster Grotesque mask comes from a part of a capital pilaster of the tomb of Louis XII in St. Denis, France during the French Renaissance.

Pilaster Grotesque Mask

The Pilaster Grotesque mask comes from a part of a capital pilaster of the tomb of Louis XII in St.…

Ornate capital H.

H, Ornate

Ornate capital H.

"Bronze Coin of Hadrian, British Museum "-Whitney, 1902

Hadrian Coin

"Bronze Coin of Hadrian, British Museum "-Whitney, 1902

"Capital and Springing of Arc, from the Hall of Abencerrages, Alhambra." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Hall of Abencerrages

"Capital and Springing of Arc, from the Hall of Abencerrages, Alhambra." — The Encyclopedia Britannica,…

Capital letter I with the Old South Church.

I, Capital

Capital letter I with the Old South Church.

Floral capital I.

Floral I

Floral capital I.

A floral, decorative, capital letter I.

Floral Letter I

A floral, decorative, capital letter I.

Capital letter I with sun and clouds.

I, Letter

Capital letter I with sun and clouds.

Ornate capital I.

I, Ornate

Ornate capital I.

Ornate capital I.

I, Ornate

Ornate capital I.

Ornate capital I.

I, Ornate

Ornate capital I.

Ornate capital I.

I, Ornate

Ornate capital I.

Ornate capital I.

I, Ornate

Ornate capital I.

Ornate capital letter I.

I, Ornate Initial

Ornate capital letter I.