The purely conventional ornaments — the rosette, guilloche, and lotus-flower, and probably also the palmette — were derived from Egyptian originals. They were treated, however, in a quite new spirit and adapted to the special materials and uses of their environment. Thes the form of the palmette, even if derived, as is not likely, from the Egyptian lotus-motive, was assimilated to the more familiar palm-forms of Assyria.

Assyrian Ornament

The purely conventional ornaments — the rosette, guilloche, and lotus-flower, and probably also…

Jewelry worn around the wrist for decoration

Jewelry Bracelet

Jewelry worn around the wrist for decoration

Ornaments, such as bracelets, necklaces, or rings, made of precious metals set with gems or imitation gems.

Ear Piece Jewelry

Ornaments, such as bracelets, necklaces, or rings, made of precious metals set with gems or imitation…

They are generally of smaller dimensions in the interior, so that the walls or columns of the same chamber contain several rows of such representations. Between and over them are often found ornamented bands like friezes, and at the bottom of the walls, as in the case of the columns, are introduced more decorations, representing lotus-plants.

Ornament at the foot of the wall from the Great Temple at Philæ

They are generally of smaller dimensions in the interior, so that the walls or columns of the same chamber…

A decorative pin for holding a hat to the head, usually by the hair. In Western culture, a hatpin is almost solely worn by a female.

Hat Pin

A decorative pin for holding a hat to the head, usually by the hair. In Western culture, a hatpin is…