Modillion


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Modillion

A horizontal bracket or console, in the form of a scroll with acanthus, supporting the corona under a cornice.

block modillion

A modillion in the form of a plain block.

Modillion

 

an architectural member, or bracket, which supports the corona of the cornice. It is used primarily in architecture employing the classical orders. Sometimes the modillion is purely decorative.

modillion

A horizontal bracket or console, usually in the form of a scroll with acanthus, supporting the corona under a cornice. If in the form of a plain block, it is a block modillion or uncut modillion. Found in Corinthian, Composite, and, less frequently, Roman Ionic orders.