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Alternate name: Honeysuckle ornament
Lotus (shorter) and palmette with bottom scroll
Common Greek ornament featuring honeysuckle or palmettes.
Used singly on antefixes (ornamental blocks concealing tile-ends at the edges of a roof), or as a running ornament on friezes
Egyptian origins: A lotus-and-palmette design with acanthus leaves added. Bottom scrolls sometimes connected the foliage.
Greek: "anthemion" - a flower
One type of ancient Greek palmette resembles honeysuckle flowers, another is more like a palm leaf. Both were used in bands of anthemion ornament.
Found in classical Greek and Roman architecture and derivatives, including Beaux Arts Classicism, , ..... Classical Revival, , ..... Federal, Georgian Revival,, ..... Greek Revival,, ..... Neoclassicism,, ..... Renaissance Revival,, ..... Second Empire
Examples from Buffalo architecture:
- Illustration above: Buffalo Savings Bank / M&T Bank Branch
- Williams-Pratt House
- Photo - Allendale Theater Used as antefix
- Photo - 25 Lexington Avenue Used as antefix
- Albright-Knox Art Gallery
- Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society Museum
- Schoellkopf-Vom Berge Manor
- Photo - 491 Delaware Ave., Midway
- Wicks House
- Photo - 172 Linwood Ave
- Photo - 63 Bryant St
- Riviera Theatre