It belongs to the top of a column, and has the same number of flutings,—twenty-four.
Cover that structure with a dome furrowed by sixteen flutings.
The flutings of the pillar, being perpendicular, emphasize this fact.
The flutings are cut in the stone, but not through: the tallest stands alone, and leans to the south.
The flutings and columns in front of the British Museum ...