Egg and Dart Moulding

Egg and dart moulding refers to a type of decorative moulding, which consists of the simple repetition of an egg-shaped object—also called the echinus—interspersed with a V-shaped element such as an arrow, anchor, or dart that surrounds the echinus. This moulding is traditionally found at the top of ionic capitals, classical cornices, or friezes. Egg and dart mouldings are a popular ornamentation in classical Greek and Roman architecture, Beaux Arts, Federal, Georgian Revival, Colonial Revival, Greek Revival, Neoclassicism, Renaissance Revival, and Second Empire.

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