a flat decoration of floral or leaf forms, used in painting and relief sculpture
Origin of anthemionGr, a flower from anthos: see antho-
A pattern of honeysuckle or palm leaves in a radiating cluster, used as a motif in Greek art.
Origin of anthemionGreek diminutive of anthemon flower from anthos
detail of anthemions and a palmette on the exterior of the Royal Scottish Academy of Art
(plural anthemions or anthemia)
- A palmette.