Elevation and Profile of one Arch of the Crypto Porticus
Elevation and Profile of one Arch of the Crypto Porticus.
A. Elevation of the Arch.
B. Profile of the same;
The Columns which divide the Arches, project one Half of their Diameter, and are of an uncommon Kind; they approach most to the Doric, both in their Mouldings and Proportions, being exactly Eight Diameters of the Column in Height. No Signs remain of there having been any Enrichments upon the Vase of the Capitals, which, from the Fillet of the Cavetto at Top, to the Collorino, is one Diameter of the Column. The String at the Bottom, which breaks like a Console under each Column, runs all along from Tower to Tower. The Dentil Cornice, with two plain Fascias under it, seems to have been kept simple, to correspond with the general State of the Order; and the Whole is far from having a bad Effect.