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  • n. Plural form of palmette.


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  • Dr. Schliemann then goes on to say that the same sort of spiral is found at Troy and at Mycenæ, and that rosettes (which he designates as "palmettes") also occur at the latter place; but he claims that the composition of the Orchomenos design is "perfectly new."

    Pharaohs, Fellahs and Explorers

  • For more than three months, they cut and assembled tiles into starburst mosaics for the wall and incised into the buff-colored arches and window frames a succession of arabesques, palmettes and other floral and geometric designs—bringing the beauty and mastery of Islamic art into the present.

    The Many Paths Toward an Islamic Aesthetic

  • His sport coat was draped over the back of his chair, too broad to fit snugly over the palmettes that adorned the top rail.


  • In addition to its massive Romanesque entrance arches, horseshoe-arched windows, elaborate patterned brickwork, terracotta panels, stained glass windows and marble colonettes, he lavished the Hollywood Parade with three different window styles, a crazy roofline with ornate brackets, Greek-inspired palmettes, and griffins perched along the decorative metal edge.

    The Hollywood Parade «

  • The elaborate mythological scenes and the exuberant palmettes create a rhythm across the surface of this vase, the namepiece of the Chamay Painter.

    Ancient History For Collectors

  • The podium, which supported the back wall of the nymphaeum, is crowned by a cornice decorated with palmettes.

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos 2003 - Lower Agora Report 16

  • She wears a high diadem decorated with a vegetal décor and carrying on its top rosettes and palmettes.

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Sculptural Studies Report 2

  • Toward the week's end, the back wall had been exposed to a height of 2.30 m above a cornice molding of the fountain's podium, decorated with nicely carved palmettes.

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos 2003 - Lower Agora Report 12

  • The upper column drum of this middle-Augustan monument (height more than 11 m), its beautifully preserved Corinthian capital, and the socle molding decorated with palmettes were removed by crane and reassembled on a nearby concrete platform.

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos 2003 - Upper Agora Report 3

  • This height is as far as the upper socle molding that is decorated with nicely carved alternating open and closed palmettes.

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Hadrianic Nymphaeum Report 7


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