Illustrated Architecture Dictionary

Mutule
MEW tul

A flat block projecting under a Doric cornice, usually decorated on the underside with rows of six drops (guttae) each; occurs over each triglyph and metope of the frieze

Derived from the ends of wooden rafters in early Greek temples

Mutules are the equivalent of the modillions of the Corinthian order

Found in classical Greek and Roman architecture and derivatives, including Beaux Arts Classicism, Federal, Georgian Revival, Greek Revival, Neoclassicism, Renaissance Revival, Second Empire


Examples from Buffalo architecture

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Photos and their arrangement 2002 Chuck LaChiusa
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