Definition of cushion capital in English:

cushion capital

Syllabification: cush·ion cap·i·tal


  • A capital resembling a cushion pressed down by a weight, seen particularly in Romanesque churches.
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    • Decoration is a mixture of Islamic geometric patterns fused with more typical Coptic portraits and Aksumite cushion capitals.
    • Inside, the chancel arch is Norman in inspiration with its cushion capitals and chevron decoration.
    • Windows were deeply recessed into the exposed masonry walls with stone cushion capitals between them.

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