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SUBJECT anthemion
ALTERNATE anthemia
REFERENCE ID 300009982
NOTES Conventionalized flower and foliage motifs, usually palmettes or honeysuckle motifs alternating with lotus, or other similar forms having lobe or leaf shapes radiating from a base. Found in Greek and later classicizing styles. The term comes from the Greek term for "flower," and is sometimes used to refer to a single flower, either a honeysuckle or a palmette.
HIERARCHY Physical Attributes Facet>Design Elements>motifs>anthemion
CHILDREN palmettes

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