Cushion capital

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(Arch.) A capital so sculptured as to appear like a cushion pressed down by the weight of its entablature.
A name given to a form of capital, much used in the Romanesque style, modeled like a bowl, the upper part of which is cut away on four sides, leaving vertical faces.

See also: Cushion, Cushion

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Decoration is a mixture of Islamic geometric patterns fused with more typical Coptic portraits and Aksumite cushion capitals.