Entablature with Metope and Triglyphs

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Mark Cartwright
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published on 26 April 2012
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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.

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About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at WHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2012, April 26). Entablature with Metope and Triglyphs. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/385/entablature-with-metope-and-triglyphs/

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Cartwright, Mark. "Entablature with Metope and Triglyphs." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 26, 2012. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/385/entablature-with-metope-and-triglyphs/.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Entablature with Metope and Triglyphs." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 26 Apr 2012. Web. 19 Oct 2021.