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Ionic capital of the Erechtheion on the Acropolis, Athens

RIBA10105
SOURCE: Julien David Le Roy, Les Ruines des plus beaux monuments de la Grece (Paris, 1758)

Ionic volute

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SOURCE: William Pain. The builder's golden rule (London, 1781), pl. XXX

Ionic capitals

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SOURCE: Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Della magnificenza ed architettura de' Romani (Rome, 1761), pl. XX

Temple of Apollo, Delos: details of shaft, capital and entablature

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SOURCE: John Stuart and Nicholas Revett. The antiquities of Athens, vol. III (London, 1794), ch. X, pl. II

Tower of the Winds (Horologion of Andronikos Kyrrhestes), Athens: capital and entablature of the portico

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SOURCE: John Stuart and Nicholas Revett. The antiquities of Athens, vol. I (London, 1762), ch. III, pl. VII NOTES: This octagonal tower dates from the 1st century BC and was originally the 'Horolgion of Andronykos Kyrrhestes'. It served as a water clock until the 6th century. The sides of the tower indicate the eight points of the Athenian compass, and the eight winds associated with these points are represented allegorically on the marble frieze that runs around the tower.

St Demetrius (Hagios Dimitrios), Thessaloniki: details of capitals in the nave and pilaster capitals

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SOURCE: Charles Texier and R. Popplewell Pullan. Byzantine architecture (London, 1864), pl. XXV

St Sophia (Hagia Sophia), Trabzon: details of columns, capitals and reliefs

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SOURCE: Charles Texier and R. Popplewell Pullan. Byzantine architecture (London, 1864), pl. LXIV
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