This ClipArt gallery offers 41 illustrations of several types of gothic style ornaments and decorations. Gothic style is defined as the style noted from the 12th to 16th century, originating in France. It superceded Romanesque architecture, and preceded the Renaissance.

"Nuremburg is a city in the Bavarian province of Middle Franconia, Germany; on the Pegnitz river; 95 miles N. by W. of Munich. It is the quaintest and most interesting town of Germany, on account of the wealth of medieval architecture which it presents in its many-towered walls, its gateways, its picturesque streets with their gabled house fronts, its bridges, and its beautiful Gothic fountains."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Balcony of House in Nuremburg

"Nuremburg is a city in the Bavarian province of Middle Franconia, Germany; on the Pegnitz river; 95…

A ball-flower is an ornament resembling a ball enclosed in a circular flower—one of the characteristics of the decorated style.

Ballflower

A ball-flower is an ornament resembling a ball enclosed in a circular flower—one of the characteristics…

Carved band from the front of Sens Cathedral.

Carved Band

Carved band from the front of Sens Cathedral.

Early English carving from church at Stone, Kent.

Carving

Early English carving from church at Stone, Kent.

Early English carving from Ely Cathedral.

Carving

Early English carving from Ely Cathedral.

Curvilinnear carved wooden panel, fourteennth century.

Carving

Curvilinnear carved wooden panel, fourteennth century.

Curvilinnear carved wooden panel, fourteennth century.

Carving

Curvilinnear carved wooden panel, fourteennth century.

The Gothic chest of the 15th century was carved out of chestnut wood and had iron mounts and handles.

Gothic Chest

The Gothic chest of the 15th century was carved out of chestnut wood and had iron mounts and handles.

This Gothic circular panel is a chip-carving found on an old cabinet.

Gothic Circular Panel

This Gothic circular panel is a chip-carving found on an old cabinet.

The Gothic circular panel is a design found on an old cabinet.

Gothic Circular Panel

The Gothic circular panel is a design found on an old cabinet.

The Gothic boss circular panel is a 16th century design found in St. Benoit, Paris.

Gothic Boss Circular Panel

The Gothic boss circular panel is a 16th century design found in St. Benoit, Paris.

This Greek circular panel is found on a vase.

Greek Circular Panel

This Greek circular panel is found on a vase.

The Gothic console is a a type of support that tappers downwards like a pendant with a round plan. It is found in a commune in Vezelay, France.

Gothic Console

The Gothic console is a a type of support that tappers downwards like a pendant with a round plan. It…

Cornice detail from Notre Dame, Paris.

Cornice Molding

Cornice detail from Notre Dame, Paris.

Cornice detail from Norrey.

Cornice Molding

Cornice detail from Norrey.

Cresting of iron grill from St. Sernin, Toulouse, France.

Cresting

Cresting of iron grill from St. Sernin, Toulouse, France.

Crocket from Beverly Cathedral

Crocket

Crocket from Beverly Cathedral

A series of grotesque faces from Gothic churches during fourteenth century. The grotesque faces were used to decorate the stone work on churches.

Gothic Architecture Ornament Statue Faces

A series of grotesque faces from Gothic churches during fourteenth century. The grotesque faces were…

A series of grotesque from Claybrooke Church for architectural ornamentation. The grotesque statue on the left is a Lincoln Imp, located on the last column of the Angel Choir.

Gothic Architecture Ornament Statue Imp Faces

A series of grotesque from Claybrooke Church for architectural ornamentation. The grotesque statue on…

A Fin'ial is an ornament, generally carved to resemble foliage, which forms the termination of pinnacles, gables, spires, and other portions of Gothic architecture. This image shows an example of a fin'ial.

Fin'ial

A Fin'ial is an ornament, generally carved to resemble foliage, which forms the termination of pinnacles,…

A Fin'ial is an ornament (generally carved to resemble foliage) which forms the termination of pinnacles, gables, spires, and other portions of Gothic architecture. This image shows an example of a fin'ial.

Fin'ial

A Fin'ial is an ornament (generally carved to resemble foliage) which forms the termination of pinnacles,…

Finial from Wells Chapter House.

Finial

Finial from Wells Chapter House.

Poppy head finial.

Finial

Poppy head finial.

Early French finial.

Finial

Early French finial.

Finial from the Cathedral of Troyes.

Finial

Finial from the Cathedral of Troyes.

This is an illustration by artist Charles Robinson. It is found in novelist Robert Louis Stevenson's book "A Child's Garden of Verse". The drawing depicts a girl alone in what seems to be a church.

Gothic Church Interior

This is an illustration by artist Charles Robinson. It is found in novelist Robert Louis Stevenson's…

The Gothic hinge is designed in a scrolling leaf design. It is used to hold a door.

Gothic Hinge

The Gothic hinge is designed in a scrolling leaf design. It is used to hold a door.

Late Gothic manuscript ornament.

Manuscript Ornament

Late Gothic manuscript ornament.

Late Gothic manuscript ornament.

Manuscript Ornament

Late Gothic manuscript ornament.

Miserere from Beverley Cathedral.

Miserere

Miserere from Beverley Cathedral.

This Late Gothic pattern is a 15th century choir screen made out of wrought-iron.

Late Gothic Pattern

This Late Gothic pattern is a 15th century choir screen made out of wrought-iron.

Pew end, German Middle Gothic.

Pew End

Pew end, German Middle Gothic.

A small used in the Catholic church to carry the consecrated host.

Pyx

A small used in the Catholic church to carry the consecrated host.

Reliefs from the base of portal, Notre Dame, Paris

Relief

Reliefs from the base of portal, Notre Dame, Paris

Part of wooden screen at Manchester Cathedral.

Screen

Part of wooden screen at Manchester Cathedral.

This Gothic screen is designed flamboyant oak design. It is typically used as a partition in a room.

Gothic Screen

This Gothic screen is designed flamboyant oak design. It is typically used as a partition in a room.

Spandrel from church at Stone, Kent.

Spandrel

Spandrel from church at Stone, Kent.

The early Gothic spanrail panel is found in a stone church in England.

Early Gothic Spanrail Panel

The early Gothic spanrail panel is found in a stone church in England.

French tile pattern.

Tile

French tile pattern.

Half of west rose window, Chartres.

Tracery

Half of west rose window, Chartres.

Plate tracery, Lillington, Northants.

Tracery

Plate tracery, Lillington, Northants.