Glossary of Medieval Art and Architecture

dog tooth: an ornamental motif consisting of a square, four-leafed figure, the center of which projects in a point. It was a very popular in Early English (Early Gothic) architecture.

See also other repetative decorative motifs

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England: Canterbury
Christ Church Cathedral

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