Annulet


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Annulet

A small molding, usually circular in plan and angular in section, encircling the lower part of a Doric capital above the necking; a shaft or cluster of shafts fitted at intervals with rings.

annulet

annulets: A, of a Doric capital. Shown enlarged in lower figure
A small molding, usually circular in plan and square or angular in section; esp. one of the fillets encircling the lower part of the Doric capital above the necking.
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ABDOMINAL SEGMENTS: (1) ALL DIVIDED INTO 2 ANNULETS (+); NOT ALL DIVIDED INTO 2 ANNULETS (--).
As other studies have shown, (16) variations are abundant among genuinely Archaic capitals, but with the elimination of capital C there is reason to doubt whether such a simple design, devoid of both a groove at the top of the echinus and annulets (or other decorative zone) at the bottom of the echinus, ever existed among monumental Doric capitals.
60) did not give a specific date for capital C, but he clearly regarded it as early and suggested that the capital's lack of annulets reflected a pre-monumental form of capital that also gave rise to the Tuscan capital.
288) notes both the lack of a groove at the top of the echinus and the lack of annulets or other type of decorative zone at the base of the echinus see above, n.