Greek Key

Greek keys are geometric meanders which were used in ancient Greece as a border decoration. When designed in a repetitive pattern it is also referred to as "running dog"". The use of this motif was revived from about 1800 during the Greek revival (or "Hellenism").

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Victorian Scottish Agate Bracelet Designed with a Greek Key Pattern of Multicolored Agate Inlay.
Photo Courtesy of Lang Antiques.