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anthemion


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anthemion

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Conventionalized flower and foliage motifs, usually palmettes or honeysuckle motifs alternating with lotus, or other similar forms having lobe or leaf shapes radiating from a base. Found in Greek and later classicizing styles. The term comes from the Greek term for "flower," and is sometimes used to refer to a single flower, either a honeysuckle or a palmette.

Variations

honeysuckle motifs

motifs, honeysuckle

anthemions

anthemia

antemion

Narrower Terms

palmettes

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