Illustrated Architecture Dictionary
Composite order: One of the five classical orders. A Roman elaboration of the Corinthian order.
- Acanthus leaves
- Volutes of the Ionic order
- Echinus with egg-and-dart ornamentation between the volutes. This third element is one difference between Corinthian and Composite (also, the Composite's volutes are larger).
Composite capital: composed of the upper part of the Ionic and the lower part of the Corinthian
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