Vitruvian scroll
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(pronounced vih-TROO-vee-ehn skrohl)

Also known as a Vitruvian wave, a wave scroll and a running dog pattern (uh…one of these things is not like the other), a Vitruvian wave is a series of scrolls that form a stylized wave pattern. Whether in the form of a running ornament (2-dimensional) or a running mold (3-dimensional), this motif is common in classical ornament. But where does the “Vitruvian” part come from” From the Roman architect Marcus Vitruvius Pollio, who authored the oldest existing book about architecture and its classical orders.