arch pattern

arch pattern

[′ärch ‚pad·ərn]
(forensic science)
A fingerprint pattern in which ridges enter on one side of the impression, form a wave or angular upthrust, and flow out the other side.
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The juxtaposition of the contemporary and the ancient is, somehow, a mutually beneficial fit, aided by the repetitive arch pattern von Heyl used as the base for her painting.