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…

This diagram is an example of how to trim a basket after the basket has been bounded and banded. This is an ornamental stage.

Trimming a basket

This diagram is an example of how to trim a basket after the basket has been bounded and banded. This…

This chest is one of the oldest forms of furniture. It is a rectangular structure with four walls and a lifted lid, for item storage.

Rectangular Trunk Trimming

This chest is one of the oldest forms of furniture. It is a rectangular structure with four walls and…