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Impost

The horizontal molding on the top of a column, pillar or pier from which the arch springs. Imposts vary according to the style of the building.

   
 
Dublin - Ireland
   
London - England
 
       
 
Siena - Italy
 
Chapel Saint Hubert - Amboise - France
 
Tours - France
 
       
 
San Angelo dei Portoghese - Rome - Italy (17th c.)
 
Santa Maria Sopra Minerva - Rome - Italy (16th c.)
 
Hadrian's Villa - Tivoli - Italy (126 AD)
 
       
 
Dublin - Ireland
 
Santa Maria Sopra Minerva - Rome - Italy (16th c.)
 
Hadrian's Villa - Tivoli - Italy (126 AD)