"a pilaster, especially a pilaster in certain positions, as one of a pair on either side of a doorway, or one standing opposite of a pillar."-Whitney, 1902

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"a pilaster, especially a pilaster in certain positions, as one of a pair on either side of a doorway,…

In some temples the pillars have, in lieu of capital, the face of a goddess, probably of Isis, with a drooping sacerdotal hood, and supporting a temple on the head. This face is repeated on four sides of the circular shaft.

Capital in the Temple at Denderah

In some temples the pillars have, in lieu of capital, the face of a goddess, probably of Isis, with…

The capitals of the columns display an immense variety. The most beautiful have a crater-like form, and appear like the projecting bell of a flower, with leaves standing out from the surface (here). In other instances the pillars are imitations of a palm tree, and have a smooth slender shaft, a neck-moulding of several rings, and then, without any intermediate architectural division, a capital formed of the graceful leaves of the palm.

Capital in the Temple at Edfu

The capitals of the columns display an immense variety. The most beautiful have a crater-like form,…

The capitals of the columns display an immense variety. The most beautiful have a crater-like form, and appear like the projecting bell of a flower, with leaves standing out from the surface. In other instances the pillars are imitations of a palm tree, and have a smooth slender shaft, a neck-moulding of several rings, and then, without any intermediate architectural division, a capital formed of the graceful leaves of the palm (here).

Capital in the Temple at Edfu

The capitals of the columns display an immense variety. The most beautiful have a crater-like form,…

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.…

This Antique panel, similar to a pilaster has an Ivy design.

Antique Panel

This Antique panel, similar to a pilaster has an Ivy design.

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 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.

This Flying Grotesque pilaster is a squatting winged female without arms. It is found in a palace in Siena, Italy during the Italian Renaissance.

Flying Grotesque Pilaster

This Flying Grotesque pilaster is a squatting winged female without arms. It is found in a palace in…

The Grotesque pilaster is a squatting winged female without arms. It was designed during the Italian Renaissance.

Grotesque Pilaster

The Grotesque pilaster is a squatting winged female without arms. It was designed during the Italian…

All these buildings are of a pyramidal shape, with vertical stages, which are separated by curved roofs and terminate above in the from of a cupola. Rows of small cupolas stand out from the roofs of the stages. The walls of these stages are covered in a bewildering way with pilasters and niches, with intricately cut cornices, with varied intersecting mouldings, and with manifold and fantastic embellishments and carvings.

Pilaster, Temple of Chillimbaram

All these buildings are of a pyramidal shape, with vertical stages, which are separated by curved roofs…

The Winged Grotesque pilaster is a squatting winged female without arms. It is found on the tomb of Louis XII in the St. Denis church. It was designed during the French Renaissance.

Winged Grotesque Pilaster

The Winged Grotesque pilaster is a squatting winged female without arms. It is found on the tomb of…

The pilaster panel symbol is a horn which symbolizes the art of singing. It was designed by sculptor Fomilini of Florence.

Horn Symbol

The pilaster panel symbol is a horn which symbolizes the art of singing. It was designed by sculptor…

The pilaster panel symbol is a lyre which symbolizes the art of singing. It was designed by sculptor Fomilini of Florence, Italy.

Pilaster Panel Symbol

The pilaster panel symbol is a lyre which symbolizes the art of singing. It was designed by sculptor…

All these buildings are of a pyramidal shape, with vertical stages, which are separated by curved roofs and terminate above in the from of a cupola. Rows of small cupolas stand out from the roofs of the stages. The walls of these stages are covered in a bewildering way with pilasters and niches, with intricately cut cornices, with varied intersecting mouldings, and with manifold and fantastic embellishments and carvings. Here is the entrance gate of the temple at Chillimbaram.

Temple of Chillimbaram Entrance Elevation

All these buildings are of a pyramidal shape, with vertical stages, which are separated by curved roofs…

The crossed torches was used as the upper part of a pilaster. It was designed by Benedetto da Majano during the Italian Renaissance.

Crossed Torches

The crossed torches was used as the upper part of a pilaster. It was designed by Benedetto da Majano…

This vase is a window pilaster of the Cancelleria in Rome. It was designed by Bramante during the Italian Renaissance.

Vase

This vase is a window pilaster of the Cancelleria in Rome. It was designed by Bramante during the Italian…

This thin vase is a pilaster of a door in San Agostino, Rome.

Thin Vase

This thin vase is a pilaster of a door in San Agostino, Rome.

The Dolphin Handle Vessel is a pilaster designed by Benedetto da Majano during the Italian Renaissance.

Dolphin Handle Vessel

The Dolphin Handle Vessel is a pilaster designed by Benedetto da Majano during the Italian Renaissance.

The Renaissance Ornament Vine was used as a design on an Italian pilaster.

Renaissance Ornament Vine

The Renaissance Ornament Vine was used as a design on an Italian pilaster.