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noun as in scroll

noun as in spiral

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In one of the specimens the ogee ends finish in a point; in the other they finish in a spiral volute turning upon itself.

Fig. 268 represents a well-preserved disk with four volute arms forming the tetraskelion, and thus allied to the Swastika.

Spiral-volute designs resembling the Swastika in general effect are found on aboriginal mound pottery from the Mississippi Valley.

The volute form is particularly adapted to the decoration of basketry, of which fig. 299 is a specimen.

It terminated in a large shepherds crook or scroll, the curved volute being often richly ornamented with foliage.


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On this page you'll find 41 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to volute, such as: ball, barrel, bobbin, cartouche, coil, and cone.

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