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Related to Modillion: modillion cornice
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.
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.