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A unique feature of this illustration, which may be difficult to see in the digital image, is the use of gold ink which not only shimmers when it catches the light but also accentuates some of the finer details that might otherwise be missed.
1,2,3. Friezes and patterns from interior decoration from the Athenian Parthenon - 4. Frieze design from the temple of Athena Nike - 5. Antique fragment of an eave - 6. Antefix - 7,8,9. Antique fragments from Athenian monuments - 10. Design from above the doorway of the Parthenon - 11. Temple frieze - 12,13. Frieze from the temple of Jupiter - 14. Star from a propylaea - 15. Cymatium - 16. Design element from a column - 17. Painted molding - 18,19. Posts - 20,21. Meanders - 22. Sarcophagus detail - 23. Ceiling design - 24. Mosaic fragment - 25,26,27.29. Interlacing, in the Greco-Roman style - 28. Meanders in the Greco-Roman style - 30,31,32,33. Decorated earthenware - 34. Ornaments - 35. Palmettes.
This 136+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.
Period Paper is pleased to offer a rare collection of chromolithographs in fantastic condition. These colorful, interesting pieces provide valuable glimpses into many of designs, motifs, and decorative styles from historical eras such as that of the ancient Egyptians, Byzantines, Greco-Romans and of course the Middle Ages and High Renaissance. The Medieval designs also feature a wide variety of manuscript illuminations that are absolutely stunning. Virtually unseen online, these items would be magnificent framed.
Keywords specific to this image: historic, floral, braiding, organic, scrollwork, decorative element