This ClipArt gallery offers 67 illustrations of Greek ornament and decoration.

The Greek akroter serves as an ornamental finish to the apex of a gable. It is painted in the temple of Wingless Victory in Athens, Greece.

Greek Akroter

The Greek akroter serves as an ornamental finish to the apex of a gable. It is painted in the temple…

This Greek akroter is painted in Acropolis, Athens. It serves as the ornamental finish to the apex of a gable.

Greek Akroter

This Greek akroter is painted in Acropolis, Athens. It serves as the ornamental finish to the apex of…

Painted terra cotta antefix.

Antefix

Painted terra cotta antefix.

Painted marble antefix.

Antefix

Painted marble antefix.

Painted terra cotta antefix.

Antefix

Painted terra cotta antefix.

Antefix from Parthenon.

Antefix

Antefix from Parthenon.

The Greek antefix is found in the lower roof line, in front of the imbrices (overlapping roof tiles). Its located in the Pathenon, Athens.

Greek Antefix

The Greek antefix is found in the lower roof line, in front of the imbrices (overlapping roof tiles).…

"From a Greek vase."-Whitney, 1902

Anthemia

"From a Greek vase."-Whitney, 1902

Eight examples of Greek anthemion designs.

Anthemion Variations

Eight examples of Greek anthemion designs.

Anthemion with voluted scrolls.

Anthemion

Anthemion with voluted scrolls.

Single, open anthemion band.

Anthemion

Single, open anthemion band.

Single, closed anthemion band.

Anthemion

Single, closed anthemion band.

Greek anthemion motive.

Anthemion Motive

Greek anthemion motive.

Greek anthemion motive.

Anthemion Motive

Greek anthemion motive.

Greek anthemion motive.

Anthemion Motive

Greek anthemion motive.

Greek anthemion motive.

Anthemion Motive

Greek anthemion motive.

Greek anthemion motive.

Anthemion Motive

Greek anthemion motive.

"An alter. Ara was a general term denoting any structure elevated aove the ground, and used to receive upon it offerings made to the gods. Altare, probably contracted from alta ara, was properly restricted to the larger, higher, and more expensive structures." — Smith, 1873

Ara

"An alter. Ara was a general term denoting any structure elevated aove the ground, and used to receive…

"Bronze Mirror: Maenad." &mdash Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Bronze Mirror

"Bronze Mirror: Maenad." &mdash Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Chaldean Character for Fish" — Morey, 1903

Chaldean

"Chaldean Character for Fish" — Morey, 1903

This Greek circular panel is found on a vase.

Greek Circular Panel

This Greek circular panel is found on a vase.

The Greek circular panel is a painting found on a vase.

Greek Circular Panel

The Greek circular panel is a painting found on a vase.

The Greek circular panel is a painting found on a vase.

Greek Circular Panel

The Greek circular panel is a painting found on a vase.

The Greek console is shown in the front and side view. It is found as a support to the North door of the Greek Temple Erechtheum in Athens, Greece.

Greek Console

The Greek console is shown in the front and side view. It is found as a support to the North door of…

Cretan frieze ornament.

Cretan Ornament

Cretan frieze ornament.

Cretan painted band ornament.

Cretan Ornament

Cretan painted band ornament.

Cretan painted band ornament.

Cretan Ornament

Cretan painted band ornament.

Fret pattern from Knossos.

Cretan Ornament

Fret pattern from Knossos.

Cretan all-over pattern.

Cretan Ornament

Cretan all-over pattern.

Cretan all-over pattern.

Cretan Ornament

Cretan all-over pattern.

This Greek dish is made out of yellow clay and painted in brown and red. It has a geometric design on the outside.

Greek Dish

This Greek dish is made out of yellow clay and painted in brown and red. It has a geometric design on…

Three types of Greek fret patterns. a) simple fret, b) a compound fret, c) rosetted fret.

Types of Greek Frets

Three types of Greek fret patterns. a) simple fret, b) a compound fret, c) rosetted fret.

"Engraved Gem in the British Museum." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Gem

"Engraved Gem in the British Museum." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Anthemions, black on red

Greek Band Design

Anthemions, black on red

Palmette, black and brown on red.

Greek Band Design

Palmette, black and brown on red.

Palmette, black and brown on red.

Greek Band Design

Palmette, black and brown on red.

Palmette, black and brown on red.

Greek Band Design

Palmette, black and brown on red.

Oblique anthemions, black on red.

Greek Band Design

Oblique anthemions, black on red.

Vine band, red on black.

Greek Band Design

Vine band, red on black.

Double palmettte band.

Greek Band Design

Double palmettte band.

Ivy band, black on red.

Greek Band Design

Ivy band, black on red.

Framed anthemions.

Greek Band Design

Framed anthemions.

Anthemion pattern from an Apulian vase.

Greek Band Design

Anthemion pattern from an Apulian vase.

Double fret design.

Greek Band Design

Double fret design.

Greek palmettes from a vase.

Greek Motive

Greek palmettes from a vase.

Greek frets: a) simple fret, b) compound fret, c) double fret.

Greek Motive

Greek frets: a) simple fret, b) compound fret, c) double fret.

An illustration of a Greek school vase painting.

Greek School Vase Painting

An illustration of a Greek school vase painting.

Uraniscus, the star-like decoration of a Greek coffer ceiling. From the Propylea in Athens. Gold on a blue background.

Greek star

Uraniscus, the star-like decoration of a Greek coffer ceiling. From the Propylea in Athens. Gold on…

Palmettes design from a Greek vase.

Greek Vase Palmettes Motif

Palmettes design from a Greek vase.

Comic Masks

Masks

Comic Masks

Carved lotiform from the Erechteion.

Motive

Carved lotiform from the Erechteion.

Stele head from Athens, fourth century.

Motive

Stele head from Athens, fourth century.

Stele head from Athens, fourth century.

Motive

Stele head from Athens, fourth century.

Mycenaean "button"--a thin plate of gold stamped with a peculiarly Mycenaean motive of a band winding in and out around small eyes or round dots.

Mycenaean Decoration

Mycenaean "button"--a thin plate of gold stamped with a peculiarly Mycenaean motive of a band winding…

Mycenaean spiral ornament.

Mycenaean Decoration

Mycenaean spiral ornament.

Mycenaean spiral ornament.

Mycenaean Decoration

Mycenaean spiral ornament.

Mycenaean frieze ornament.

Mycenaean Ornament

Mycenaean frieze ornament.

The Greek oblong panel has a strict palmette decoration. It is found in the painted coffers (sunken panels) of the ceilings of Propylaea, Athens.

Greek Oblong Panel

The Greek oblong panel has a strict palmette decoration. It is found in the painted coffers (sunken…

The Greek oblong panel has a strict palmette decoration. It is found in the painted coffers (sunken panels) of the ceilings of Propylaea, Athens.

Greek Oblong Panel

The Greek oblong panel has a strict palmette decoration. It is found in the painted coffers (sunken…

"The following cut shows specimens of ancient borders to veils and other articles of female attire." — Anthon, 1891

Assorted ornaments

"The following cut shows specimens of ancient borders to veils and other articles of female attire."…