THE purely decorative architecture, which we find represented on the inner walls of the apartments in Herculaneum and Pompeii, seems to belong less to the domain of reality than to that of fancy.
Civilization of ancient Italy. The Etruscans, also obsolete Etrurians, were an ancient people in Etruria who lived in the northern central Italy in the area of today’s regions Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio and called themselves Rasenna according to Dionysios of Halikarnassos.
Assyrian and Persian Art of Nineveh and Persepolis. Painted sculptures. Enamelled bricks. Various specimens. Paintings and Restorations.
Most of those perfect specimens of Egyptian jewelry which are so invaluable to those in ornamental work have been obtained from the abodes of the dead.
Egyptian Art. Decorative Paintings.The Scarabaeus. The flowing ornaments from Thebes. Red, blue, and yellow were the principal colors employed.
Oriental art. Sheet of designs for textile fabrics, reproduced from the pattern-book of a persian designer.
THIS engraving shows the upper and lower portions of a vertical panel, supposed to have originally formed a pilaster or border to a piece of tapestry.
The treasury of ornamental art. Specimen embroidered satin. Manufactured at Kachchh (Cutch), Gujarat in India.
Japan shippō-yaki design. Three segments of a circular border. Cloisonné enamel. Ornamental design 19th century.
Maori Carvings New Zealand 1913. From the book: Picturesque New Zealand (1913) by Paul Gooding. Photography by Muir & Moodie; and Josiah Martin.