There seems to have been no distinction in the direction of the volutes, they turning indifferently to the right or to the left.
It appears in Polynesian tattooing, this love of spirals and volutes.
Each of these lobes is made the center about which the volutes of the very elaborate scroll-work are turned.
It is called taking the "whelk striæ," the fusiform being called "rice baskets," and the volutes "peck measures."
Of the many varieties of tropical shells, few exceed the volutes, or bat shells, in beauty or variety of coloration.
At most they were etched with designs of men and women, as in the example from Olympia, or have two volutes.
The former consisted of two volutes between which appeared a vertical point resembling one of the angles of a triangle.
Others are strings of large beads of gold, decorated with volutes, knots and other patterns of wire soldered over the surfaces.
The representation of this group among the volutes, will be found in Voluta Zebra and its allies.
The margins of the figures are serrate and the volutes, which are in white, have clumsy, disconnected stems.
1690s, "spiral ornament on an Ionic capital," from French volute, from Italian voluta, from Latin voluta "a spiral scroll," originally fem. past participle of volvere "to turn around, roll" (see volvox). Extended 1756 to any spiral thing or part. As a type of spiral seashell, it is attested from 1753.
volute vo·lute (və-lōōt')
A spiral formation, such as one of the whorls of a gastropod shell.