Ionic Column 17cm

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Ionic is one of three column styles developed in ancient Greece. More slender and more ornate than the earlier Doric style, an Ionic column has scroll-shaped ornaments on the capital, or top.

Features of an Ionic Column:

  • Stands on a base of stacked disks
  • Shafts are usually fluted, but can be plain
  • A pair of volutes (scroll-shaped ornaments) decorates the capital

Facts About Ionic Columns:

  • First used in the mid-6th century BC
  • Originated in Ionia, a region settled by Greeks who spoke the Ionian dialect

Architectural Styles that use Ionic Columns:

  • Classical
  • Neoclassical

Buildings With Ionic Columns:

  • The Erechtheum, Athens
  • The Colosseum in Rome (Doric columns on the first level, Ionic columns on the second level, and Corinthian columns on the third level)
  • Basilica Palladiana (Ionic columns on the upper level, Doric columns below)
  • The Jefferson Memorial
  • Union Station in Washington DC
  • Rosehill Manor

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