Square ornamental designs taken from the ceiling of the Parthenon. Both ornaments are stencils and feature the palmette motif.

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)). 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.


Ceiling ornaments from the Parthenon
Available file formats

2D CAD (Autodesk .dwg) and vector (Encapsulated PostScript .eps and Scalable Vector Graphics .svg)


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 historical 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.).


Download DWG 2D CAD file format
Download EPS vector file format
Download SVG vector file format

Submitted by Ceh Jan


Vector tags

Vector collectionsDesign elementsGeometricStencilsRound designsRectangular designsFramesSquare designsHistoryHumanBook decorationsArchitectural patternsGrotesques & creaturesFrieze patternsMammalsSilhouettesLeaves & treesBirdsScrollsSymbolsFurnitureTessellation patternsFlowersObjectsCorner designsInsectsFamous peopleSignsTiles and mosaicsLions & catsLattice patternsPalmette (Anthemion)HeraldicMathematical patternsRenaissanceWomenStained glass patternsArch-shaped designsShieldsRibbonsMoulding profiles