Illustrated Architecture Dictionary

Also called flos

The small flower at the center of each side of the Corinthian abacus

Any small flower-like ornamentation in general

Found in classical Greek and Roman architecture and derivatives, including Beaux Arts Classicism, Classical Revival, Federal, Georgian Revival, Greek Revival, Neoclassicism, Renaissance Revival, Second Empire

Examples from Buffalo architecture

Examples from Europe:

Photos and their arrangement 2002 Chuck LaChiusa
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