Ornaments

Decorative forms or embellishments that are an integral part of a building or object but are not essential to its structure. Refers also to decorative objects attached to or worn by humans and animals. For objects signifying an honor bestowed upon an individual, usually worn on the person, see "decorations." Regarding techniques of embellishment in general, see "decoration (process).".

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ornaments
ornament Dutch
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adornments
ornamentation
ornamenten Dutch
ornamentiek Dutch
ornements French
ornement French
élément décoratif French
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Verzierung German
Zierat German
ornamento Italian
ornamentos Spanish
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Decorative forms or embellishments that are an integral part of a building or object but are not essential to its structure. Refers also to decorative objects attached to or worn by humans and animals. For objects signifying an honor bestowed upon an individual, usually worn on the person, see "decorations." Regarding techniques of embellishment in general, see "decoration (process)."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300266794. The J. Paul Getty Trust.