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Ancone (Ancon)
Alternate names: Console, S scroll, Scroll

Erectheion, Acropolis, Athens, Greece
Albright-Knox Art Gallery


A decorative bracket in the form of a vertical scroll that supports a cornice or entablature over a door or window

Greek: "ancone" - elbow or hollow

Often decorated with one or more acanthus leaves

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

An ancone is a type of corbel

S scroll can also refer to an "S" curved design.

Furniture: console

Examples from Buffalo architecture:

Other examples:

Photos and their arrangement 2002 Chuck LaChiusa
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