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naments, are peculiar to the Ionic order) the cornice
of this composition being decorated with dentils. The
drops also beneath the corona, instead of being hori-
zontal, are somewhat inclined.
No. II. We have already observed, that the ancient
Doric had no base ; yet, as a base seems to be a neces-
sgry inferior termination to a column, the moderns never
omit it. This base is after a design of Palladio, and
is generally considered as a very applicable composition.
This figure also exhibits the peculiarity of the Doric
ssutings; i, e. their sharp terminations on the surface of
the column.
The names being written to the principal members
of this plate, supersedes the necessity of any further ex-
planation. Those small ssat members which are in this
base between the Scotia and the Torus, are denominated
fillets, and distinguilhed by their situations, as the fillet
os the Torus, &c.
No. I, This Ionic example is taken from the Tem-
ple of Fortuna Virilis at Rome : which is usually
supposed the most elegant instance of this order. The
names being written to the parts, they need no explana-
No. II. The Capital of this order being very pecu-
liar in its construction, has given rise to more than one
manner of composing it. The ancients usually adopted
that which appears in Fig. I. which on one sront had an
ornament originating near the top of the Capital, and
continued spirally to a center. Op the other front (or
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