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palmette

A decorative motif based on the fan-shaped leaf of a palm tree.
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Palmette

 

an ornamental motif of very ancient origin (ancient Orient, Greece, and Rome) consisting of a stylized fan-shaped leaf. The palmette has been used as architectural decoration (for example, in an acroterium) and in applied art.

palmette

An ornament derived from a palm leaf.
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The punches used to produce the palmettes were probably made out of bronze using the lost-wax technique.
The portal is decorated with seven rows of muqarnas while the top of the band of ornamentation, emphasising the portal arch, is decorated with a chain of tree lobed palmettes in relief (Figure 20).
Jugs or oinoche whose handles are adorned with palmettes and lotus flowers are of two classes: circular mouth and trefoil mouth.
On each of its sides are two dancers placed between palmettes and tendrils.
Four mighty patinated and gilt-bronze sphinxes support a rose granite top mounted with palmettes, dolphins, seahorses, serpents, birds and a central mask of Apollo (estimate 500,000 [euro]-800,000 [euro]).
What is striking in this carpet is its field design that shows animals, real and mythical, leaping to fight and pursue one another against a background network of scrolling vines connecting racemes, leaves, palmettes, and rosettes in a repeat pattern.
Mughal carpets of the seventeenth century often imitated Persian models depicting scrolling vines, cloud bands, and palmettes.
14 boxes false ceiling palmettes, star lowered singing vt-15 modulation 61 x 61 cms x 15 mm thick.
The design is strongly classical in character, in accordance with the style devised for the Empire by the architects Charles Percier and Pierre Fontaine, with diamonds clearly outlining the symmetrical arrangement of the alternate lozenge and oval shapes, hung with drops placed between palmettes derived from Greek and Roman art.
Like cloudbands, lotus palmettes, and several other motifs, the imagery of the dragon and the phoenix travelled the Silk Route from China westward.
Contract awarded for Is required to tender the installation service of ceramic palmettes quartermaster offices maule region.

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