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date: 17 October 2019

egg-and-dart 

Source:
A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Author(s):

James Stevens Curl,

Susan Wilson

Classical ornament on convex rounded *mouldings (e.g. *echinus or other *ovolos) consisting of a series of vertical oviform elements (with their tops cut off) surrounded by a groove and raised rim, between which rims are inserted, one between each pair of ‘eggs’, a sharply pointed dart-like or anchor form, sometimes resembling a tongue. Thus the egg and dart alternate in series. Also called, depending on the shape of the ‘dart’, ... ...

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