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Guilloche

An ornament used in classical architecture formed by two or more bands twisted together in a continuous series. The openings between the bands can be filled with ornaments.

 
This guilloche frim Riga latvia forms a band which wraps around a dragon. The end of the band forms a scroll above the dragon
 
 
Hamilton
   
Riga - Latvia
 
       
 
marble - Baptistery - Siena - Italy (1300)
 
Paris - France
 
Brick with keystone
 
       
 
metal - Rome - Italy (1500)
 
mosaic - Volubilis Morocco - (200 A.D.)
 
mosaic - Hadrian's Villa - Italy (126 A.D.)