Paint on ancient Greek temples

Paint on ancient Greek temples

Greek patterns

Greek patterns

One of the most influential 19th century books on architectural patterns is The Grammar of Ornament, by Owen Jones, published in England in 1853. It fanned interest in decorative schemes for molding, tile, and wallpaper from a wide variety of sources. The page above describes Greek motives from friezes and pottery.

One of the most influential 19th century books on architectural patterns is The Grammar of Ornament, by Owen Jones, published in England in 1853. It fanned interest in decorative schemes for molding, tile, and wallpaper from a wide variety of sources. The page above describes Greek motives from friezes and pottery.

Owen Jones 'Greek ornament' 1856 by Design Decoration Craft, via Flickr

Owen Jones 'Greek ornament' 1856 by Design Decoration Craft, via Flickr

Greek pattern

Greek pattern

greek patterns with florals

greek patterns with florals

Ten of the most common decorative ornaments used in ancient Greek pottery. These were used principally on the outer edges of the pottery wares and also on the neck, foot and around handles.

Ten of the most common decorative ornaments used in ancient Greek pottery. These were used principally on the outer edges of the pottery wares and also on the neck, foot and around handles.

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