Entablature with Metope and Triglyphs

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
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published on 26 April 2012

Entablature detail from the 5th century BCE Parthenon, Athens. Above the column capitals lies the abacus which supports the entablture. This latter element consists of the architrave, frieze and cornice. Here the frieze carries triglyphs (with vertical grooves) and between them sculpted metopes.



About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. Surrounded by archaeological sites, his special interests include ancient ceramics, architecture, and mythology. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at AHE.

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