This ClipArt gallery offers 47 illustrations of ornaments and decorations created during the time of the Roman Empire.

Roman carved anthemion.

Anthemion

Roman carved anthemion.

Roman carved anthemion.

Anthemion

Roman carved anthemion.

Roman carved anthemion.

Anthemion

Roman carved anthemion.

Fragment fdrom Temple of Vespasian, in Villa Aldobrandini.

Band Ornament

Fragment fdrom Temple of Vespasian, in Villa Aldobrandini.

Fragment from the Forum of Trajan in Latern Museum.

Band Pattern

Fragment from the Forum of Trajan in Latern Museum.

Oak leaf and rosette band.

Band Pattern

Oak leaf and rosette band.

This Renaissance console is shown in its side view. It is richly ornamented with spiral curved leaves and a figure head on the bottom.

Renaissance Console

This Renaissance console is shown in its side view. It is richly ornamented with spiral curved leaves…

This Roman console is shown in its front and side view. It is found in the Temple of Jupiter Stator in Rome, Italy.

Roman Console

This Roman console is shown in its front and side view. It is found in the Temple of Jupiter Stator…

This Roman console is shown in its front and side view. It is found in the Vatican, Rome, Italy.

Roman Console

This Roman console is shown in its front and side view. It is found in the Vatican, Rome, Italy.

Terra cotta dolphins.

Dolphins

Terra cotta dolphins.

Sarcophagus end, Ravenna, Italy.

Early Christian Sarcophagus

Sarcophagus end, Ravenna, Italy.

Etruscan terra-cotta border.

Etruscan Border

Etruscan terra-cotta border.

Etruscan terra-cotta border.

Etruscan Border

Etruscan terra-cotta border.

Etruscan terra-cotta cresting.

Etruscan Cresting

Etruscan terra-cotta cresting.

Etruscan ornament detail.

Etruscan Ornament

Etruscan ornament detail.

Etruscan ornament detail.

Etruscan Ornament

Etruscan ornament detail.

Detail of an Etruscan pilaster.

Etruscan Pilaster

Detail of an Etruscan pilaster.

Detail of floor mosaic from Villa Italica, Seville.

Floor Mosaic

Detail of floor mosaic from Villa Italica, Seville.

Scroll detail from the so-called Florentine Tablet in the Uffizi Museum.

Florentine Tablet

Scroll detail from the so-called Florentine Tablet in the Uffizi Museum.

Detail from the so-called Florentine Tablet in the Uffizi Museum.

Florentine Tablet

Detail from the so-called Florentine Tablet in the Uffizi Museum.

"A style of classical ornament, so called, in the 13th century from its having been rediscovered in the excavations made in the baths of Titus and other ancient Roman buildings, the Italian word grotto applying to any subterranean chamber. This light, fantastic style was much in favor during the Renaissance. It abounds in all kinds of transformations, from the animal to the vegetable, and mingles all the natural kingdoms in the most fanciful and picturesque confusion." — Chambers, 1881

Grotesque

"A style of classical ornament, so called, in the 13th century from its having been rediscovered in…

An illustration of a roman diptych with gold leaf. A diptych is any object with two flat plates attached at a hinge.

Leaf of Roman Diptych

An illustration of a roman diptych with gold leaf. A diptych is any object with two flat plates attached…

The Roman lunette panel is a semicircle typically found on door-head.

Roman Lunette Panel

The Roman lunette panel is a semicircle typically found on door-head.

The Roman oblong panel has a freer palmette design.

Roman Oblong Panel

The Roman oblong panel has a freer palmette design.

This Roman oblong panel is at the underside of the architrave (moulded band) of the Temple of Vespasian in Rome, Italy.

Roman Oblong Panel

This Roman oblong panel is at the underside of the architrave (moulded band) of the Temple of Vespasian…

Enriched ove fdrom the Temple of Vespasian.

Ove

Enriched ove fdrom the Temple of Vespasian.

Pilaster fragment in Villa Medici, Rome.

Pilaster Fragment

Pilaster fragment in Villa Medici, Rome.

Pilaster fragment with double rinceau, in Palazzo Fano, Rome.

Pilaster Fragment

Pilaster fragment with double rinceau, in Palazzo Fano, Rome.

Carved Pompeiian rinceau.

Pompeiian Rinceau

Carved Pompeiian rinceau.

A band design that includes a round stem, springing from a nest of acanthus leaves, then branching into scrolls. Example from the Forum of Trajan.

Rinceau

A band design that includes a round stem, springing from a nest of acanthus leaves, then branching into…

Rinceau from the Temple of the Sun.

Rinceau

Rinceau from the Temple of the Sun.

"Ancient Roman Cameo-Glass. Amphora from Pompeii, Museo Nazionale, Naples." -Whitney, 1911

Roman Cameo-Glass

"Ancient Roman Cameo-Glass. Amphora from Pompeii, Museo Nazionale, Naples." -Whitney, 1911

"Specimens of Ancient Roman Glass." -Whitney, 1911

Roman Glass

"Specimens of Ancient Roman Glass." -Whitney, 1911

Repeating band design.

Roman Ornament

Repeating band design.

Repeating band design.

Roman Ornament

Repeating band design.

Roman hanging ornament.

Roman Ornament

Roman hanging ornament.

Roman finial ornament.

Roman Ornament

Roman finial ornament.

Semicircular panel in Court of Mattei Palace, Rome, with rinceaux and rosettes.

Roman Panel

Semicircular panel in Court of Mattei Palace, Rome, with rinceaux and rosettes.

An illustration of a Roman standard.

Roman Standard

An illustration of a Roman standard.

An illustration of a Roman standard.

Roman Standard

An illustration of a Roman standard.

Roman rosette.

Rosette

Roman rosette.

Roman rosette.

Rosette

Roman rosette.

Detail from the border of a silver platter.

Silver Platter

Detail from the border of a silver platter.

Marble table leg from the Vatican Museum.

Table Leg

Marble table leg from the Vatican Museum.

Marble table leg from the Vatican Museum.

Table Leg

Marble table leg from the Vatican Museum.

Marble table leg from the Vatican Museum.

Table Leg

Marble table leg from the Vatican Museum.

Marble table leg from the Vatican Museum.

Table Leg

Marble table leg from the Vatican Museum.