200 Victorian Fretwork Designs: Borders, Panels, Medallions by A. Sanguineti

By A. Sanguineti

A accepted ornamental aspect that is came across either inside and out of Victorian houses, fretwork delights the attention with its sleek interlaced designs. This classic sourcebook, reproduced from an extraordinary variation, presents brand new photo designers and craftworkers with difficult plates of genuine styles, together with scrollwork, finials, banisters, interlaced vines, foral carvings and lots of different dependent fretwork designs. they are excellent for lending a old fashioned contact to numerous print and crafting projects.

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Photo Giraudon) 45 Bas-relief of the Spinner, discovered at Su^a. Paris. Louvre. ^' : HAIR AND HEAD-DRESSES lUUU 54U lit worn in this way was what the Greeks called a do not know what colour this scaif was, but we can tell that it was also used as a girdle. Ancient authors use the term mitrati to designate certain head-dresses worn by the people of Susa, the Arabs and the Kings of Cyprus. Chaldean statues show similar headdresses decorated with relief orna- The scarf 'mitra'. We ments, giving the impression of a deep-piled, curly material: Statuettes of men represent some as beardless headed, others as wearing long hair and beards.

27 Vogt, Ciba 15, pp. 537-540. , pp. ), 532-533 (repr). 29 Lantier, p. 69; Broholm, p. 38 and fig. 23. 30 Breuil, p. 15. 31 Broholm, pp. 29 ff. , pp. 29-36. 33 Lantier, pp. 99-100. 34 Goury, p. 231 and fig. 92, after a T-toggle in the P^rigueux seum. 35 Vogt, Ciba 15, p. 519; Broholm, pp. , p. 540. Mu- ff. 37 Dechelette, II, p. 309. 38 Clark, p. 324. , p. 328. 40 Schlabov; Salin, I, p. 105 and fig. 8, mentions these garments as Germanic from the sixth-seventh centuries. 41 Clark, pp. 324-329 and fig.

In the most elegant was rolled over the ears, with a high, bands arching on to the top of the head. ^* waves were held King of Mari, shown with a beard and his hair in a large chignon at the back of his head, was in reality wearing a wig, and perhaps also a false beard held in place by a narrow band, perhaps an ornament worn by gods (Ningirsu on the Stele of the Vultures); princes (Mes-kalamshar at Ur), and kings (Eannatum at Telloh [Lagash]); WooUey has found remains of wigs in a man's tomb in the royal cemetery at Ur.

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