Egg and Dart Ornamentation

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Mark Cartwright
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published on 08 October 2013
Egg and Dart Ornamentation

The egg and dart ornamentation is a common feature of Classical architecture, used especially to decorate a cornice. This example comes from the 5th century BCE Temple of Apollo on Delos.

About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at AHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2013, October 08). Egg and Dart Ornamentation. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/2091/

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Cartwright, Mark. "Egg and Dart Ornamentation." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 08, 2013. https://www.ancient.eu/image/2091/.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Egg and Dart Ornamentation." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 08 Oct 2013. Web. 05 Dec 2019.

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