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Title8000 years of ornament : an illustrated handbook of motifs
Author Eva Wilson
Imprint London : British Museum Press, 1994
Descript 208 p. : ill. ; 29 cm


Spirals, scolls, meanders and key patterns -- Animals and mythological and imaginary creatures as motifs in ornament -- Three motifs from ancient Egypt -- Palmette -- Leaf borders, leaf scrolls and the acanthus -- Indian lotus -- Celtic scroll -- Rosette and intersecting circles motif -- Twists, plaits, interlace and geometrical constructions

Decoration and ornament


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