Of or pertaining to the head.
The head or uppermost member of a column, pilaster, etc. It consists generally of three parts, abacus, bell (or vase), and necking. See these terms, and Column.
An intermediate member between the shaft of a column or pier and a beam, arch, or vault, usually ornamented by molding or carving or both.
the top most part of a column that takes the weight of the structure
top part of a column, usually decorated. Three classical Greek styles: doric — earliest and simplest of the three ionic — second corinthian — latest and most ornate
The topmost member, usually decorated, of a column or pilaster.
The top of a pillar. There are various styles of capital, and these give a good idea of the date at which the pillar was built.
The topmost member of a column, if separated from the column by distinct architectural treatment.
The head of a column or pillar.
the decorative head of a vertical support such as a column or pilaster
a carved or molded decorative head to a column or pilaster, denoting one of the five architectural orders.
The upper part of a pillar or a column, often decorated with sculpture work.
CAP i tal] Topmost member of a column or other vertical support.
The head or cap of a column.
Distinctly treated upper end of a column.
the uppermost member of a column or pilaster crowing the shaft and taking the weight of the entablature, and often richly carved
The head of a column which is often highly carved, moulded and decorated.
the upper part of a column that supports the entablature
the uppermost section of a column which functions visually to make a transition between the column and the entablature above [image
The uppermost section or member of a classical column or pilaster.
Architectural element that surmounts a column or any other vertical support (fig.5, B).
Uppermost member of a column or a pilaster crowning the shaft.
The top part of a pilaster or column
the head or top part of a column or pilaster.
The elaboration at the top of a column, pillar, pier or pilaster.
The crowning feature of a column (from the Latin caput=head).
The top portion of a column or pilaster. The middle section is called the shaft of the column and the bottom, the base.
the (often heavily decorated) cap or crown above the shaft of a column on which the arch rests
The head of a column or pilaster that is often larger than the column itself.
A column cap.
the head or cornice of a pillar or column.
An architectural term for the crown or top element of a column.
The decorative cap used on round columns and flat pilasters. See details 16, 18, 31, 50, 57, & 62.
The culminating stone at the top of a column or pilaster, often richly carved.
The upper member of a column, designed to carry the roofing (beams, arches); generally decorated.
Topmost member of a column or pilaster. It is usually decorated and may support an architrave or entablature.
The upper element of an architectural pillar, often finely decorated in Romanesque and Early Gothic structures.
Carved block of stone on the top of a column
The uppermost member of a column, serving as a transition from the shaft t the lintel. In Classical architecture, the frm of the capital varies with the order.
The top design element of a column, engaged column, pier, or pilaster. In structural columns and piers, the capital offers a visual transition between the upper shaft and a lintel (e.g. an entablature), as well as aiding to distribute load. The capital of a column allows it to be placed into three categories or orders described by the Greeks. The Greek orders were the Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian (see diagram). Through time, combinations of the three Greek architectural orders, has resulted in what are known as composite orders.
the uppermost part of a column
This decorative cap of any column is called this
head or crowning feature of a column.
the cap or crown to a column, usually heavily decorated.
The decorative piece at the top of a column or pillar.
The uppermost element of the column, which visually gives support to the entablature.
The top of a column, often carved and usually categorized into one of three orders: Doric, Ionic, or Corinthian.
The top part of a pillar or column Illustration from St. Francis Xavier RC
The top of a column, can indicate a particular style
A capital marks the termination of a shaft and beginning of a horizontal support of a beam, lintel or arch and support; the same as a cap.
The stone at the top of a column that supports the abacus and arch above it. The capital is usually carved
The topmost element of the column, helps to transfer loads from beams to columns. In classical Greek architecture, there are three formal types: the Doric, Ionic and Corinthian. The Corinthian was rarely used by the Greeks, as it was considered too 'showy', but it was very popular with the Romans.
Decorative element that divides a column or pier from the masonry which it supports.
the crowning feature or head of a column or pilaster.
The decorative head of a column, pilaster, pier, or other vertical support.
The crowning member of a column or pilaster.
any column, good ones on agriculture building
The top of a column or pier, usually decorated with carved plants and animals.
The top part of a column or pilaster. Its features are often determined by its classical order.
the bit at the top of the column.
the top decorative portion of a column or pilaster that crowns the shaft and supports the entablature. May be of simple design, such as the Doric order, or more elaborate like the Ionic and Corinthian orders.
A capital marks the termination of a column and the beginning of a horizontal support of a beam or lintel.
The decorative top of a column or pilaster.
In several traditions of architecture including Classical architecture, the capital (from the Latin caput, 'head') forms the crowning member of the column. The capital projects on each side as it rises, in order to support the abacus and unite the form of the latter (normally square) with the circular shaft of the column. The bulk of the capital may either be convex, as in the Doric order; concave, as in the inverted bell of the Corinthian order; or scrolling out, as in the Ionic order.