scallop capital

Broader term


A development of the cushion capital, where the shields and cones are multiplied to form double scallop, triple scallop or multi scallop capitals. Scallop capitals are susceptible to a large number of variations, of which the commonest include recessing the shields, or defining them with a groove; sheathing the cones, and carving wedges, fillets or rolls between the cones. See also: slipped scallop capital.

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