Decoration, taken from various periods of Greek Art. Specimens of Antefix, Meanders, mosaic-work. Frieze and corona ornaments.
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Mesopotamia. Materials, manufacture, colors, culture. Textile design of the Assyrians.
The costume of the Knights. Decorations. The principal provisions. The insignia of the Order.
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Greek Art. Examples of the flora of Magna Græcia. Painted antefixæ. Terra cotta ornaments. Paintings on vases. Fret-work or meanders.
The Pompeian House. The Atrium. Plan and section of the house of the Pansa.
Polychromatic ornament by Auguste Racinet. THIS plate contains twenty-two examples of the ornamentation of hangings and stuffs, all of them remarkable for simplicity of design.
The Ardabil carpet is a famous Iranian Persian carpet from the 16th century and at the same time the oldest carpet in the world with a specific year of manufacture.
The Temple Mount. The Al-Aqsa Mosque. The Wailing-place. Mosaics in the interior. The monolith. The Golden Gate.The Haram es-Sherif (Bab el-Huldah)
THE subjects represented in this plate belong to the finest period of the Renaissance, when the art of the Italian miniature-painters had attained its highest pitch of perfection.
Silk fabric. Background red pattern opposite. Large circles with elephants. The pattern is a Byzantine redesign of an originally Sassanid pattern.