composite capitals

Capital, from the Latin capitellum, diminutive of caput , i.e. head, is an architectural element placed as the end of a load-bearing structure, such as a pilaster or a column. The capital is usually decorated according to the canons of the Classical period and the relevant styles: Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, composite. The composite-style capital has a Corinthian-style column base and capital decorated with classical Ionic volutes on the corners and Corinthian acanthus leaves.