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Ancient Ionic and Modern Ionic Columns

John Wilkes, of Milland House1810/1829

Library of Virginia

Library of Virginia
Richmond, VA, United States

In this plate, T. Sheraton and J. Pass contrast proportions and styles of ancient versus modern Ionic columns.

The Ionic order originated in eastern Greece. Its distinguishing features include slender, fluted pillars as well as volutes, or scrolls.

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