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Egg-and-Dart

Also called egg-and-anchor or egg-and-tongue, this is a finish decoration for cornices, ovolos, fireplace mantels, and other Classical elements. The first egg -and-dart can be seen in the Acropolis in Athens (500 B.C.).

   
 
London - England
   
London - England
 
       
 
Detail of Frieze - Palatine - Rome - Italy
 
Siena - Italy
 
Hagia Sophia - Istanbul - Turkey (400)
 
       
 
Renaissance Palace - Granada - Spain (15th c.)
 
Geneva - Switzerland (19th c.)
 
Palladio - Palazzo Barbaran da Porto - Vicenza - Italy (16th c.)