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acanthus

acanthus  

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A conventionalized representation of the leaf of this plant is used especially as a decoration for Corinthian column capitals. The term in this sense dates from the mid 18th century; the name of the ...
antefix

antefix  

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[Ar]A Latin word for a terracotta plaque covering the end of an imbrex at eaves level, and usually decorated with an apotropaic subject.
Anthemion

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

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Floral ornament, typically with alternating Palmette and lotus motifs.

Anthemion

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

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Floral ornament, typically with alternating motifs. The term first occurs in a progress report commissioned in 409 bc on the

anthemion

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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an ornamental design of alternating motifs resembling clusters of narrow leaves or honeysuckle petals.

anthemion

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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[from the Greek anthē, ‘flower, blossom’]

A term used to describe a band of architectural decoration consisting of alternating *...

Byzantine architecture

Byzantine architecture  

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The Byzantine, or Eastern Roman, Empire, began with the foundation of Constantinople (formerly Byzantium) in ad 324 and ended with its capture by the Ottoman Turks in 1453. The Byzantine style began ...
Corinthian Order

Corinthian Order  

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Classical Order of architecture, the third of the Greek Orders and the fourth of the Roman. Slender and elegant, it consists of a base (usually of the Attic type, often with further enrichment, or a ...
fleuron

fleuron  

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A decorative carved or painted floral pattern, square in shape, employed in Gothic architecture. The fleuron was also used for decorative borders and to embellish frames. In addition, it is often ...
honeysuckle

honeysuckle  

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Common Greek enrichment resembling a honeysuckle flower, and called anthemion or palmette.
Ionic order

Ionic order  

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Classical Order of architecture, the second Greek and the third Roman. It is primarily identified by its capital, with its rolled-up cushion-like form on either side creating the distinctive volutes. ...
neck

neck  

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Upper cylindrical element forming a circular band at the top of a Roman Doric or Tuscan column defined by the astragal between it and the top of the shaft and the mouldings under the echinus of the ...
ornament

ornament  

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Decorative devices, not essential to structure, but often necessary to emphasize or diminish the impact of structural elements, sometimes with iconographic rôles. Most cultures have evolved their own ...
Ornament and pattern

Ornament and pattern  

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Vegetal, geometric and other forms of ornament play an unusually important role in the architecture and visual arts of the Islamic lands, where virtually all surfaces are decorated (see Subject ...
palmate

palmate  

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With fan-like lobes or leaves, as in the anthemion or palmette, or with leaves of a palm-tree, as in a palmiform capital.
palmette

palmette  

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Stylized fan-shaped palmate leaf (called palmetto), one type resembling a honeysuckle flower and the other a raceme arrangement, often used in bands with the anthemion or the lotus in Classical ...
raceme

raceme  

A type of racemose inflorescence in which the main flower stalk is elongated and bears stalked flowers. An example is the lupin. See also panicle.
stele

stele  

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An upright carved stone marking an antique grave.
tendril

tendril  

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Very common architectural ornament resembling plant-like tendrils. In Classical architecture it is associated with acanthus, anthemion, and palmette, and occurs in Celtic and Anglo-Saxon ornament, ...

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