Illustrated Architecture Dictionary .......... Illustrated FURNITURE Glossary

Medallion

Architecture

An ornamental plaque on which is represented as an object in relief, such as a figure, head, flower, etc.

Ceiling medallions:  Cloth-reinforced plaster medallions are commonly used in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Oriental rugs: Large design found in the center in some oriental rugs; the focal point of the design;