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An egg and dart design is a repeated motif of ovals (eggs) and straight lines (darts). Possibly originating in Minoan architecture, the design was adopted by Ancient Greek architecture (where it formed an important part of corinthian order capitals).
/---\¦¦/---\¦¦/---\¦¦/---\
 .-. ¦¦ .-. ¦¦ .-. ¦¦ .-. 
 { } ¦¦ { } ¦¦ { } ¦¦ { }
 `-´ ¦¦ `-´ ¦¦ `-´ ¦¦ `-´ 
The Romans later appropriated the design, and used it to decorate entablature and columns. The design was revived by neoclassicists in the middle ages, and used for decorating the interiors of rooms. The design can also be found more recently on wooden furniture.

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