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Doric orderclick to hear

Order characterized by a squat column with no base, a capital that is not sculpted and a frieze with alternating triglyphs and metopes.
Doric order drum arris flute annulet echinus abacus metope triglyph gutta mutule acroterion

drum click to hear

Each of the sections that make up the shaft of the column.

arris click to hear

Line of intersection between two flutes, forming a sharp angle.

flute click to hear

Vertical groove along the length of the column.

annulet click to hear

Ring-shaped ornament decorating the base of the capital.

echinus click to hear

Convex molding supporting the abacus.

abacus click to hear

Slab covering the capital and supporting the architrave.

metope click to hear

Ornamental panel on the frieze; it is either smooth or sculpted.

triglyph click to hear

Ornamental panel on the frieze that features two flutes framed on each side by half flutes.

gutta click to hear

Decorative motif located beneath the mutule.

mutule click to hear

Flat ornament, often adorned with drops, attached to the base of the cornice or the frieze.

acroterion click to hear

Ornamental feature that rests on a base at the apex and corners of the pediment.