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Volute

A carved whirl or twist that takes the form of a scroll as in the capital of Ionic columns. Also called a helix, this form is found in Baroque ornament, late Renaissance and Art Nouveau.

   
 
Athens - Greece (450 B.C.)
     
Hoover Building - London - England (1930)
 
       
 
Santa Maria della Salute - Venice - Italy
 
L'Aquila - Italy
 
Château Chambord - France
 
       
 
Art Nouveau - Barcelona - Spain (20th c.)
 
Volubilis - Morocco (2nd c.)
 
Renaissance Palace - Milan - Italy (16th c.)