Illustrated Architecture Dictionary

Metope
MET a pee

The spaces between two triglyphs on a Doric frieze

Greek: "meta" = between + "ope" = an opening

In ancient examples, sometimes left open; afterwards applied to the carved slab

Found in classical Greek and Roman architecture and derivatives, including Beaux Arts ClassicismFederal, Georgian Revival, Greek Revival, Neoclassicism, Renaissance Revival, Second Empire


Examples from Buffalo architecture

Other examples:


Photos and their arrangement 2002 Chuck LaChiusa
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