modillion


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(architecture) one of a set of ornamental brackets under a cornice

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mutule: a projecting, flat block under the corona under the Doric cornice, corresponding to the modillion of other orders.
cornice: the uppermost member of a classical entablature, consisting of a bed molding, a corona, and a cymatium, with rows of dentils, modillions, etc.
corona: the projecting, slablike member of a classical cornice supported by the bed molding or by modillions, dentils, etc.
Visitors are immediately struck by the intense color of the living room walls, which contrast with the white woodwork and Colonial Revival mantle decorated with dentils, modillions and Ionic columns.
The bill describes a bed with Corinthian pillars and a richly carved cornice, the frieze enriched with modillions and flowers, all of which is minutely described.