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Frieze

wide central section part of an entablature
Frieze of the Tower of the Winds.

In architecture the frieze is the wide central section of an entablature and may be plain or– in the Ionic or Corinthian order – decorated with bas-reliefs.

The Circus (Bath), UK. Architectural detail of the frieze showing the alternating triglyphs and decorative emblems. John Wood, architect.