Ceiling ornaments from the Parthenon

Ornamental designs taken from the ceiling of the Parthenon. The Parthenon is a temple of the goddess Athene, which was built upon the Acropolis at Athens by Ictinus and Callicrates (B.C. 447-438)).
 
Both ornaments are symmetrical and feature the palmette motif. In the original design of the Parthenon, ornaments were of golden color and the background and frame around the ornaments were in a blue-red color combination. The palmette was a very common motif in Ancient Greece and Rome; the Greeks had taken it from the old Egyptians and called it anthemion. Initially, it was used to decorate pottery and jewelry and later became a very common motif used in architecture, which can be seen not only on the example of Parthenon but also on a large number of other buildings that have been preserved since the Ancient Greece times. In this case, the ornaments were painted on the Parthenon ceiling, but very often such ornaments used to be made with other craft techniques  (mosaic, stone carving etc.). 
 
These free ornaments are available as usually in Autodesk (dwg) format, Encapsulated PostScript (eps) format and Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) format.
 
License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported 

 

Ceiling ornament from the Parthenon 1

Ceiling ornament from the Parthenon 1 - dwg format (161.44 Kb)

Ceiling ornament from the Parthenon 1 - eps format (472.06 Kb)

Ceiling ornament from the Parthenon 1 - svg format (460.82 Kb)




Ceiling ornament from the Parthenon 2

Ceiling ornament from the Parthenon 2 - dwg format (146.98 Kb)

Ceiling ornament from the Parthenon 2 - eps format (398.69 Kb)

Ceiling ornament from the Parthenon 2 - svg format (359.15 Kb)