A pile of books and scrolls.

Books

A pile of books and scrolls.

This is a thorn stem border design that scrolls and intertwines all around.

Thorn Stem Border

This is a thorn stem border design that scrolls and intertwines all around.

The reading-desk bracket is an Italian Renaissance design. It is formed by wrought-iron, with ribbon-like strips that are scrolled and curled.

Reading-Desk Bracket

The reading-desk bracket is an Italian Renaissance design. It is formed by wrought-iron, with ribbon-like…

The reading-desk bracket is an Italian Renaissance design. It is formed by wrought-iron, with ribbon-like strips that are scrolled and curled.

Reading-Desk Bracket

The reading-desk bracket is an Italian Renaissance design. It is formed by wrought-iron, with ribbon-like…

The Graeco-ionic capital is a design of a scroll rolled on both sides with spiral curves. It has an added neck that is decorated with a palmette ornament.

Graeco-Ionic Capital

The Graeco-ionic capital is a design of a scroll rolled on both sides with spiral curves. It has an…

The Ionic capital is a design of a scroll rolled on both sides with spiral curves.

Ionic, Capital

The Ionic capital is a design of a scroll rolled on both sides with spiral curves.

The Roman-ionic capital is a design of a scroll rolled on both sides with spiral curves. It has an added neck that is decorated with a palmette ornament.

Roman-Ionic Capital

The Roman-ionic capital is a design of a scroll rolled on both sides with spiral curves. It has an added…

The ionic capital is a design of a scroll rolled on both sides with spiral curves. It is found in Bassae, Ancient Greece.

Ionic Capital

The ionic capital is a design of a scroll rolled on both sides with spiral curves. It is found in Bassae,…

The ionic capital is a design of a scroll rolled on both sides with spiral curves. It was found in Pompeii.

Ionic Capital

The ionic capital is a design of a scroll rolled on both sides with spiral curves. It was found in Pompeii.

"Naut., an ornament at the bow of a ship, over the cutwater, consisting of carved work in the form of a volute or scroll, resembling somewhat that at the head of a violin." -Whitney, 1911

Fiddle Head

"Naut., an ornament at the bow of a ship, over the cutwater, consisting of carved work in the form of…

A floral banner.

Floral Banner

A floral banner.

An illustration of an ornate frame.

Ornate Frame

An illustration of an ornate frame.

"And when he was twelve years old, they went up after the custom of the feast; and when they had fulfilled the days, as they were returning, the boy Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and his parents knew it not but supposing him to be in the company, they went a day's journey; and they sought for him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance: and when they found him not, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking for him. And it came to pass, after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both hearing them, and asking them questions: and all that heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers." Luke 2:42-47 ASV
<p>Twelve-year-old Jesus sits on a curved bench, surrounded by doctors, teachers, and other learned men. Everyone is leaning towards him intently. One man points to the pages of a book sitting in his lap. Mary and Joseph are running in from the corner.

Mary and Joseph Find Jesus Learning and Teaching in the Temple

"And when he was twelve years old, they went up after the custom of the feast; and when they had fulfilled…

"And it came to pass, after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both hearing them, and asking them questions: and all that heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers." Luke 2:46-47 ASV
<p>Illustration of a twelve-year-old Jesus sitting in the temple among priests and other learned men. Jesus sits on a raised platform, right arm raised, with six men surrounding him. One man to his left is writing on a scroll, while another in front of him writes on a tablet.

Jesus Teaching at the Temple at Twelve Years Old

"And it came to pass, after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers,…

This key is designed in an Italian style. It has a circular top with a leaf scroll all around and an initial in the center.

Key

This key is designed in an Italian style. It has a circular top with a leaf scroll all around and an…

The motto label is a found on the seal of the town of Schiltach, Germany. It has a Gothic inscription on the scroll "S. opidi schilttach".

Motto Label

The motto label is a found on the seal of the town of Schiltach, Germany. It has a Gothic inscription…

The Assyrian link border is a painted bas-relief found in Khorsabad, Iraq. It is a scroll design of leaves connected like a chain.

Assyrian Link Border

The Assyrian link border is a painted bas-relief found in Khorsabad, Iraq. It is a scroll design of…

The external margin link border is found on the outside of a Greek kylix or wine-drinking cup. It is a scroll design of leaves connected like a chain.

External Margin Link Border

The external margin link border is found on the outside of a Greek kylix or wine-drinking cup. It is…

The Greek Cyma Link Border is a design found between the ceiling and the wall. It is a scroll design of leaves connected like a chain.

Greek Cyma Link Border

The Greek Cyma Link Border is a design found between the ceiling and the wall. It is a scroll design…

The Greek hydria link border is a design found on the outside of a Greek pottery used for carrying water. It is a scroll design of leaves connected like a chain.

Greek Hydria Link Border

The Greek hydria link border is a design found on the outside of a Greek pottery used for carrying water.…

The illumination of a Koran link border is a scroll design of leaves connected like a chain. This design is found on the tomb of the Sultan El-Ghury in Egypt.

Illumination of a Koran Link Border

The illumination of a Koran link border is a scroll design of leaves connected like a chain. This design…

The modern link border is a scroll design of leaves connected like a chain.

Modern Link Border

The modern link border is a scroll design of leaves connected like a chain.

The mosaic ornament link border was designed during the Byzantine time in San Marco, Venice, Italy. It is a scroll design of leaves connected like a chain.

Mosaic Ornament Link Border

The mosaic ornament link border was designed during the Byzantine time in San Marco, Venice, Italy.…

The painted link border is a design found in a Cathedral in Brandenburg, Germany. It is a scroll design of leaves connected like a chain.

Painted Link Border

The painted link border is a design found in a Cathedral in Brandenburg, Germany. It is a scroll design…

An illustration of a man signing a scroll.

Man Signing a Scroll

An illustration of a man signing a scroll.

The Dancing Half-Figure Panels come from an altar. It is a design of a half-figure human body with the lower half that has a scroll ornament design of foliage.

Dancing Half-Figure Panels

The Dancing Half-Figure Panels come from an altar. It is a design of a half-figure human body with the…

The Half-Figure Panels come from an altar. It is a design of a half-figure human body with the lower half that has a scroll ornament design of foliage.

Half-Figure Panels

The Half-Figure Panels come from an altar. It is a design of a half-figure human body with the lower…

Illustration of Paul, kneeling on one knee in the city streets, head bowed, awaiting execution. A man in a short tunic and head wrap is raising his sword above Paul's head. A man in a robe stands nearby with his hand over his mouth. Another man stands in the background, holding a scroll and a staff. Two soldiers are standing in the background.

Paul is Beheaded at Rome by the Order of Emperor Nero

Illustration of Paul, kneeling on one knee in the city streets, head bowed, awaiting execution. A man…

A pictorial banner featuring the image of an oil lamp and a book on a scroll.

Pictorial Banner with an Oil Lamp and a Book

A pictorial banner featuring the image of an oil lamp and a book on a scroll.

The Roman-Corinthian pilaster capital has a leaf and floral design, then it volutes with a spiral scroll like ornaments on the sides. It is found in the temple of Mars in Rome.

Roman-Corinthian Pilaster Capital

The Roman-Corinthian pilaster capital has a leaf and floral design, then it volutes with a spiral scroll…

The Greek-Corinthian pilaster capital has a palmette leaf design with spiral scroll like ornaments on each side.

Greek-Corinthian Pilaster Capital

The Greek-Corinthian pilaster capital has a palmette leaf design with spiral scroll like ornaments on…

The Greek-ionic pilaster capital is more of an antique style that has spiral scroll like ornaments.

Greek-Ionic Pilaster Capital

The Greek-ionic pilaster capital is more of an antique style that has spiral scroll like ornaments.

The Ionic pilaster capital is a French Renaissance design. This pilaster is broader in proportion to its height and has large volutes of spiral scroll like ornaments.

Ionic Pilaster Capital

The Ionic pilaster capital is a French Renaissance design. This pilaster is broader in proportion to…

The Roman-Corinthian pilaster capital has an egg-and-dart moulding that runs along the bottom, then it volutes with a spiral scroll like ornaments on the sides.

Roman-Corinthian Pilaster Capital

The Roman-Corinthian pilaster capital has an egg-and-dart moulding that runs along the bottom, then…

The Roman-Corinthian pilaster capital has an egg-and-dart moulding that runs along the bottom, then it volutes with a spiral scroll like ornaments on the sides.

Roman-Corinthian Pilaster Capital

The Roman-Corinthian pilaster capital has an egg-and-dart moulding that runs along the bottom, then…

The Roman-Corinthian pilaster capital has a leaf and floral design, then it volutes with a spiral scroll like ornaments on the sides.

Roman-Corinthian Pilaster Capital

The Roman-Corinthian pilaster capital has a leaf and floral design, then it volutes with a spiral scroll…

The Roman-Corinthian pilaster capital has a leaf and floral design, then it volutes with a spiral scroll like ornaments on the sides. It is found in the temple of Pantheon in Rome.

Roman-Corinthian Pilaster Capital

The Roman-Corinthian pilaster capital has a leaf and floral design, then it volutes with a spiral scroll…

This Half-Figure Relief is a design where the upper half is a human figure and the lower half is a scrolled foliage design. It was designed during the Italian Renaissance.

Half-Figure Relief

This Half-Figure Relief is a design where the upper half is a human figure and the lower half is a scrolled…

The Half-Figure Roman Relief is a design of a half-figure human body with a lower half that has a scroll ornament design of foliage.

Half-Figure Roman Relief

The Half-Figure Roman Relief is a design of a half-figure human body with a lower half that has a scroll…

This scroll is a repeating pattern of a vine and leaves.

Scroll

This scroll is a repeating pattern of a vine and leaves.

A scroll used to present writing.

Scroll

A scroll used to present writing.

Grouping of ancient scrolls, writing pens, and inkstand.

Ancient Scrolls

Grouping of ancient scrolls, writing pens, and inkstand.

This teacup is ornamented with a floral and scroll design.

Teacup

This teacup is ornamented with a floral and scroll design.

The origin of this lace veil is Brussels, Belgium. It is designed using a scrolling effect.

Lace Veil

The origin of this lace veil is Brussels, Belgium. It is designed using a scrolling effect.

The Scroll ornament vine is a Roman relief design.

Scroll Ornament Vine

The Scroll ornament vine is a Roman relief design.

Other capitals are more compact, where from the lower part, which is in the shape of a globular vessel, rises a slender cup, supporting a lofty member with double volutes or scrolls on the four sides, which correspond with those of the Grecian Ionic capitals, but which are introduced not horizontally but perpendicularly. The base consists of fillets and a leaf-covered torus resting on a circular path.

Volute of the Persian Column

Other capitals are more compact, where from the lower part, which is in the shape of a globular vessel,…

This lady's work table is designed in an Italian style. It has scrolling all around and three figures at the very top.

Lady's Work Table

This lady's work table is designed in an Italian style. It has scrolling all around and three figures…