On this web page you can download a 3D model of a anthemion architectural motif. A simple 3D model ready for CNC engraving.

The anthemion is one of the most characteristic of ancient Greek forms. It exemplifies most perfectly the beauty of radiation, of tangential union, and of the proportionate distribution of areas. The Anthemion motif consists of the honey-suckle form enclosed in an elliptical outline.  The anthemion was used widely in ancient Greece and Rome as an architectural ornamental element.


Available NURBS and BREP file formats

Solid 3D model - .stp (Standardized 3D graphic exchange file format)

Available polygonal mesh file formats

.stl (binary)

Geometry: Mesh - only triangles; Vertices:50774; Edges: 130884; Faces: 87256; Mesh does not have any degenerate faces, extremely short edges, non manifold edges, naked edges, duplicate faces, faces with directions different from the mesh as a whole, self intersecting faces and unused vertices.


This bas-relief of an Anthemion motif has been modeled in Rhino 3D software and then resulting BREP 3D model has been converted into a polygonal triangular mesh.


Download 3D model (BREP and NURBS)
Download 3D model (polygonal mesh)

Submitted by Ceh Jan