Impost block

DEFINITION

In architecture, a stone with the shape of a truncated, inverted pyramid, placed between a capital and the arch that springs from it. In the illustration, the impost blocks appear to be square platforms on top of the columns.Example: Psalmodi, marble column, Corinthian style capital with its impost block from a late Romanesque cloister. See column and marble.Also see springing.

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