Impost cap from St. Vitale. The impost cap (or impost-block) was interposed between the capital and the spring of the vaulting.

Impost Cap

Impost cap from St. Vitale. The impost cap (or impost-block) was interposed between the capital and…

Basket cap from St. Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna. When an impost cap has extensive lacey or basket-like carving it is known as a "basket" cap.

Impost Cap

Basket cap from St. Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna. When an impost cap has extensive lacey or basket-like…

Temple of Fortuna Virilis.

Ionic Order

Temple of Fortuna Virilis.

Ionic order

Ionic Order

Ionic order

"Finally should be mentioned Jerusalem, capital of Palestine. It is situated fifteen miles west of the head of the Dead Sea. It is built on a high plateau of limestone about two miles square, abutting against the mountains on the north."—Ridpath, 1885

View of Jerusalem

"Finally should be mentioned Jerusalem, capital of Palestine. It is situated fifteen miles west of the…

Ornate capital K.

K, Ornate

Ornate capital K.

The Kansas State Capitol is the state capital building of the U.S. state of Kansas. Housing the Kansas Legislature, it is located in the state capital of Topeka.

Kansas State Capitol, Topeka

The Kansas State Capitol is the state capital building of the U.S. state of Kansas. Housing the Kansas…

A capital L, decorated with lines and shading.

Decorative Capital L

A capital L, decorated with lines and shading.

Ornate capital L.

L, Ornate

Ornate capital L.

Ornate capital L.

L, Ornate

Ornate capital L.

Ornate capital letter L.

L, Ornate Initial

Ornate capital letter L.

The Roman Leaf design is shown as a capital of a column in Pantheon, Rome. The spoon-like roundings of the points of the leaves, as well as the deep incisions are designed to look good from a distance.

Roman Leaf

The Roman Leaf design is shown as a capital of a column in Pantheon, Rome. The spoon-like roundings…

The Roman Capital Leaf has rounder and broader tips.

Roman Capital Leaf

The Roman Capital Leaf has rounder and broader tips.

Ornate capital letter M.

M, Initial

Ornate capital letter M.

Capital letter M with a tree in the background.

M, Letter

Capital letter M with a tree in the background.

Ornate capital M

M, Ornate

Ornate capital M

Ornate capital M.

M, Ornate

Ornate capital M.

Ornate capital M.

M, Ornate

Ornate capital M.

The City of Manila, or simply Manila, is the capital of the Philippines. Seen here is a collection of business offices in Manila.

Business Offices in Manila

The City of Manila, or simply Manila, is the capital of the Philippines. Seen here is a collection of…

U.S. Troops invaded Manila in 1898 and waged war with the Spaniards and Filipinos in the Spanish-American War and the Philippine-American War.

The Capture of Manila

U.S. Troops invaded Manila in 1898 and waged war with the Spaniards and Filipinos in the Spanish-American…

The City of Manila, or simply Manila, is the capital of the Philippines. Seen here is Escolta Street in Manila.

Escolta Street, Manila

The City of Manila, or simply Manila, is the capital of the Philippines. Seen here is Escolta Street…

The City of Manila, or simply Manila, is the capital of the Philippines. Seen here are some natives of the city.

Natives of Manila

The City of Manila, or simply Manila, is the capital of the Philippines. Seen here are some natives…

The City of Manila, or simply Manila, is the capital of the Philippines. Seen here is street traffic in the city.

Street traffic in Manila

The City of Manila, or simply Manila, is the capital of the Philippines. Seen here is street traffic…

The City of Manila, or simply Manila, is the capital of the Philippines. Seen here is a typical village near Manila.

A Typical Village Near Manila

The City of Manila, or simply Manila, is the capital of the Philippines. Seen here is a typical village…

A floral capital letter N with leaves.

Floral Capital N

A floral capital letter N with leaves.

A floral capital letter N.

Floral Letter N

A floral capital letter N.

Ornate capital N.

N, Ornate

Ornate capital N.

Capital letter O with a flag, and the place where the first flag was sewn.

O, Capital

Capital letter O with a flag, and the place where the first flag was sewn.

A decorative capital letter O with two peacock feathers in the background.

Capital Letter O

A decorative capital letter O with two peacock feathers in the background.

Ornate capital O

O, Ornate

Ornate capital O

"Corinthian Order. From the Monument of Lysicrates, at Athens." —D'Anvers, 1895

Corinthian order

"Corinthian Order. From the Monument of Lysicrates, at Athens." —D'Anvers, 1895

"Doric Order. From the Temple at Selinus." —D'Anvers, 1895

Doric Order

"Doric Order. From the Temple at Selinus." —D'Anvers, 1895

"Ionic order. From the Temple of Athene (Minerva) at Priene." —D'Anvers, 1895

Ionic order

"Ionic order. From the Temple of Athene (Minerva) at Priene." —D'Anvers, 1895

Ornate capital P.

P, Ornate

Ornate capital P.

In honor of the forty percent of South Carolina's palmetto regiment an iron palmetto was erected. This monument which now stands on the state grounds which honors the forty percent of the regiment who died of disease and wounds.

Iron Palmetto

In honor of the forty percent of South Carolina's palmetto regiment an iron palmetto was erected. This…

The Roman-Corinthian pilaster capital has a leaf and floral design, then it volutes with a spiral scroll like ornaments on the sides. It is found in the temple of Mars in Rome.

Roman-Corinthian Pilaster Capital

The Roman-Corinthian pilaster capital has a leaf and floral design, then it volutes with a spiral scroll…

The Corinthian pilaster capital is an Italian Renaissance design. This pilaster is broader in proportion to its height. It is encircled with artificial leaves and spiral scroll like ornaments.

Corinthian Pilaster Capital

The Corinthian pilaster capital is an Italian Renaissance design. This pilaster is broader in proportion…

The Corinthian pilaster capital is an Italian Renaissance design. This pilaster is broader in proportion to its height. It is encircled with artificial leaves and spiral scroll like ornaments.

Corinthian Pilaster Capital

The Corinthian pilaster capital is an Italian Renaissance design. This pilaster is broader in proportion…

The Corinthian pilaster capital is an Italian Renaissance design. This pilaster is broader in proportion to its height. It is encircled with artificial leaves and spiral scroll like ornaments.

Corinthian Pilaster Capital

The Corinthian pilaster capital is an Italian Renaissance design. This pilaster is broader in proportion…

The Corinthian pilaster capital is an Italian Renaissance design. This pilaster is broader in proportion to its height. It is encircled with artificial leaves and spiral scroll like ornaments.

Corinthian Pilaster Capital

The Corinthian pilaster capital is an Italian Renaissance design. This pilaster is broader in proportion…

The Corinthian pilaster capital is an Italian Renaissance design. This pilaster is broader in proportion to its height. It is encircled with artificial leaves and spiral scroll like ornaments.

Corinthian Pilaster Capital

The Corinthian pilaster capital is an Italian Renaissance design. This pilaster is broader in proportion…

The Corinthian pilaster capital is an Italian Renaissance design. This pilaster is broader in proportion to its height. It is encircled with artificial leaves and spiral scroll like ornaments.

Corinthian Pilaster Capital

The Corinthian pilaster capital is an Italian Renaissance design. This pilaster is broader in proportion…

The Corinthian pilaster capital is an Italian Renaissance design. This pilaster is broader in proportion to its height. It is encircled with artificial leaves and spiral scroll like ornaments.

Corinthian Pilaster Capital

The Corinthian pilaster capital is an Italian Renaissance design. This pilaster is broader in proportion…

The Corinthian pilaster capital is a French Renaissance design found at the tomb of Louis XII in St. Denis, France. This pilaster is broader in proportion to its height. It is encircled with artificial leaves and spiral scroll like ornaments.

Corinthian Pilaster Capital

The Corinthian pilaster capital is a French Renaissance design found at the tomb of Louis XII in St.…

The Corinthian pilaster capital is an Italian Renaissance design found in the portal of San Michele in Venice. This pilaster is broader in proportion to its height.

Corinthian Pilaster Capital

The Corinthian pilaster capital is an Italian Renaissance design found in the portal of San Michele…

The Corinthian pilaster capital is an Italian Renaissance design found in the Palace of the Doges in Venice, Italy. This pilaster is broader in proportion to its height and is encircled with palmette leaves, and spiral scroll like ornaments.

Corinthian Pilaster Capital

The Corinthian pilaster capital is an Italian Renaissance design found in the Palace of the Doges in…

The Corinthian pilaster capital is an Italian Renaissance design found in the Palace of the Doges in Venice, Italy. This pilaster is broader in proportion to its height and is encircled with palmette leaves, and spiral scroll like ornaments.

Corinthian Pilaster Capital

The Corinthian pilaster capital is an Italian Renaissance design found in the Palace of the Doges in…

The Greek-Corinthian pilaster capital has a palmette leaf design with spiral scroll like ornaments on each side.

Greek-Corinthian Pilaster Capital

The Greek-Corinthian pilaster capital has a palmette leaf design with spiral scroll like ornaments on…

The Greek Doric pilaster capital is found in the ancient Greek temple of Erechtheum in Athens. It has an egg-and-dart design that runs under the abacus. Directly beneath that is decorated with leaves and rosettes.

Greek Doric Pilaster Capital

The Greek Doric pilaster capital is found in the ancient Greek temple of Erechtheum in Athens. It has…

The Greek-ionic pilaster capital is more of an antique style that has spiral scroll like ornaments.

Greek-Ionic Pilaster Capital

The Greek-ionic pilaster capital is more of an antique style that has spiral scroll like ornaments.

The Ionic pilaster capital is a French Renaissance design. This pilaster is broader in proportion to its height and has large volutes of spiral scroll like ornaments.

Ionic Pilaster Capital

The Ionic pilaster capital is a French Renaissance design. This pilaster is broader in proportion to…

The modern Doric pilaster capital has an egg-and-dart design on the top with a lion's head in the center.

Modern Doric Pilaster Capital

The modern Doric pilaster capital has an egg-and-dart design on the top with a lion's head in the center.

This modern Doric pilaster capital is found in the new Opera House in Paris, France. It has an egg-and-dart design on the top with a harp in the center.

Modern Doric Pilaster Capital

This modern Doric pilaster capital is found in the new Opera House in Paris, France. It has an egg-and-dart…

The Roman-Corinthian pilaster capital has an egg-and-dart moulding that runs along the bottom, then it volutes with a spiral scroll like ornaments on the sides.

Roman-Corinthian Pilaster Capital

The Roman-Corinthian pilaster capital has an egg-and-dart moulding that runs along the bottom, then…

The Roman-Corinthian pilaster capital has an egg-and-dart moulding that runs along the bottom, then it volutes with a spiral scroll like ornaments on the sides.

Roman-Corinthian Pilaster Capital

The Roman-Corinthian pilaster capital has an egg-and-dart moulding that runs along the bottom, then…

The Roman-Corinthian pilaster capital has a leaf and floral design, then it volutes with a spiral scroll like ornaments on the sides.

Roman-Corinthian Pilaster Capital

The Roman-Corinthian pilaster capital has a leaf and floral design, then it volutes with a spiral scroll…

The Roman-Corinthian pilaster capital has a leaf and floral design, then it volutes with a spiral scroll like ornaments on the sides. It is found in the temple of Pantheon in Rome.

Roman-Corinthian Pilaster Capital

The Roman-Corinthian pilaster capital has a leaf and floral design, then it volutes with a spiral scroll…

This wrought-iron pilaster capital is a 17th century design found in the castle of Athis-Mons, Paris, France.

Wrought-Iron Pilaster Capital

This wrought-iron pilaster capital is a 17th century design found in the castle of Athis-Mons, Paris,…

This wrought-iron pilaster capital is a French 17th century design.

Wrought-Iron Pilaster Capital

This wrought-iron pilaster capital is a French 17th century design.

An illustration of President Madison over the ruins of the Capital after it was set on fire.

President Madison

An illustration of President Madison over the ruins of the Capital after it was set on fire.