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Motif Gallery

Available as Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 62 pictures in our Motif collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Bowl with Central Fish Motif, Iran, 13th century. Creator: Unknown Featured Print

Bowl with Central Fish Motif, Iran, 13th century. Creator: Unknown

Bowl with Central Fish Motif, Iran, 13th century. Juxtaposition of fish with magical letters suggests the bowl had talismanic properties

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Large Turquoise Jar, Iran, 12th-13th century. Creator: Unknown Featured Print

Large Turquoise Jar, Iran, 12th-13th century. Creator: Unknown

Large Turquoise Jar, Iran, 12th-13th century. Motifs typical of the Seljuq period including winged griffins and arabesque design. with inscriptions of good wishes in small kufic script

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Japanese lacquer-painting, (1898). Creator: Unknown Featured Print

Japanese lacquer-painting, (1898). Creator: Unknown

Japanese lacquer-painting, (1898). Examples of lacquerware designs: Figs 1-50. Motives [motifs] for lacker-painting...Of all productions of Japanese art, lacker-ware has attained a high and well-deserved celebrity long since; for this work shows an unrivalled technical perfection resulting from a traditional manufacture transmitted in the course of centuries from generation to generation within certain families...The ground-material, consisting according to the intended purpose either of wood, layers of paper, papier-mache or plaited bast, after being smoothed on the surface by means of resin, is covered with as many coats of lacker, as the intended fineness of the articles requires. The most precious objects get sometimes as many as twenty such lacker-coatings and the necessary manipulations require a great deal of time and trouble...Lacker is supplied by nature as a ready product from the sap of a tree in different qualities..'. Plate 13 from "The Historic Styles of Ornament" translated from the German of H. Dolmetsch. [B.T. Batford, London, 1898]

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