egg-and-dart: An ornament consisting of an alternation of flattened balls or bosses with sharp pointed members like arrow heads.
It is a pattern, like the egg-and-dart ornament or the Greek key.
Many ornamental motives, like the zigzag and the egg-and-dart, for example, had originally a symbolic value.
It is especially frequently found carved with the egg-and-dart ornament.
An egg-and-dart molding extended all around the casing, where the inner door had once hung.
It is quite possible that the egg-and-dart pattern may have had a multiple origin.
The neckings are worked with the capitals, and enriched by 'egg-and-dart' pointing upwards.