Illustrated Architecture Dictionary

Frieze
FREEZE


Architecture

1. The middle section of the Classic entablature, located above the architrave and below the cornice; a panel below the upper molding or cornice of a wall

2. Any sculptured or richly ornamented band in a building

Found in Classical Greek and Roman architecture and derivatives, including Beaux Arts Classicism, Classical Revival, Federal, Georgian Revival, Greek Revival, Neoclassicism, Renaissance Revival, Second Empire

Fluted frieze: Flutes decorating a frieze


Furniture: Frieze


Examples from Buffalo:

Other examples:


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