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Ionic temple

A garden building, designed in the style of a classical Ionic temple, used for standing or sitting in, and fashionable in the 18th century. The original classical Greek Ionic style has fluted columns with an egg-and-dart moulding at the top and the capital above has a pair of volutes (ending in a spiral at each end).

Temple of Ancient Virtue, Stowe Landscape Gardens, Buckinghamshire, England

An Ionic temple,.known as the Temple of Ancient Virtue, at Stowe Landscape Gardens, Buckinghamshire, England. Photograph copyright: Louise Wickham, 2006.