In Ancient Greek and Roman architecture acanthus ornament appears extensively in the capitals of the Corinthian, mouldings, and applied to friezes, columns, corbels and other decorated areas. The symbolism and meaning associated with the Acanthus is that of enduring life, Pearlworks uses this symbol in so many historical architectural ornamentation resin pieces.

Acanthus leaf mouldings and friezes can also be used in a coffered ceiling and a pilaster.


Leaf borders and scroll motifs were used extensively in the art and architecture of ancient Roman Empires stretching all over Southern Europe. Foremost of these was the acanthus motif. Some say the acanthus, one of the oldest flowers in the Mediterranean area, represents long life. Throughout most of its long history the leaf ornament generally known as acanthus is in fact an imaginary leaf adapted too many uses. Or was it Imaginary? We will never know for sure, but the symbol lives strong! World-wide there are over 5000 web searches for the mysterious acanthus every month.



Pearlworks offers long life and immortality through its many replicated pieces of Acanthus Leaf parts:



The leaf, appears in many areas, from the base of the Corinthian column all the way to the top of the pediment and cornice. The Romans as well used the acanthus leaf to decorate their elaborate temples and buildings. The leaves from this plant flow out from all parts of historical architecture and their cultural elements.



            


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