Columns - for decoration, as a pedestal or monument
Outside of architecture, columns only serve as decorative building elements, for votive gifts or even simply stand alone as a monument. In classical Greek, classic Roman and modern architecture, columns and associated beams were assigned using a system of five column orders. This system was the binding architectural canon until the beginning of the twentieth century. Medieval architecture in Europe developed its own design methods for columns, which were however discarded after architectural studies of ancient legacies were taken up in the 16th century and the ancient architecture became a model.
Like all of our other statues, the columns & bases are made by hand. That means that each pillar and base has its own individual colour and surface structure.