The running dog

The running dog. Look at it for a while, it will make sense. But you have to find it somewhere first.

I found this term by accident and I liked it immediately. What can this be? It is a classical ornament often used in a frieze, similar to the wave ornament. It is also called a vitruvian schroll. It looks like this:

 

        

(Picture from http://www.plinthandchintz.com)

Something to look up: What is a frieze?

 

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