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Note cards for Fine Arts Survey: Greece
What is a Raking Cornice?
A sloping element that slants above the Horizontal Cornice.
What is a Frieze?
A decorative band across the upper part of a wall.
What is a Cornice?
An element ontop of a Frieze.
What is a Lintel?
A beam spanning an opening between 2 walls or posts.
What is a Capital?
The top element of a pillar or column.
What is a Shaft?
The main weight-bearing portion of a column.
What is a Stylobate?
The top step of a 3-step platform used to support a row of columns.
What is a Pediment?
Triangluar section of the top of a building formed by a cornice.
What is an Entablature?
It rests on columns, and consists of the lintel, frieze, and cornice.
What is a Column?
An upright post, used to bear weight.
What is a Colonnade?
A line of columns supporting lintels.
Describe Doric Order.
Simple, heavy columns with out a base-mainly used for support.
Describe Ionic Order.
Coulmns with an elaborate base resembling a scroll-both for support and decoration.
Describe Corinthian Order.
Tall, thin column, top decorated with leaves-used mainly inside for decoration.