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.
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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.

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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.
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cornice: the uppermost member of a classical entablature, consisting of a bed molding, a corona, and a cymatium, with rows of dentils, modillions, etc., often placed between the bed molding and the corona.
corona: the projecting, slablike member of a classical cornice supported by the bed molding or by modillions, dentils, etc., and supporting the cymatium.