In architecture a metope or metopse is the space between two triglyphs of the Doric frieze, which, in some Greek examples are quite plain and in others ornamented with sculptures. In Roman buildings they are usually carved with ox skulls, but sometimes with pateras, shields, or other devices, and are rarely left plain. According to the Roman method
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Metope (Michael Schwanen) is an electronic music producer who has produced many singles on Sender Records and Areal Records, of which he is the head. His style is associated with German minimal techno and microhouse. His music features quirky melodies mixed with music influences comparable to that of Ada, who Schwanen is credited
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In Greek mythology, Metope (Greek: Μετώπη) was a river nymph, the daughter of the river Ladon. Her waters were near the town of Stymphalus in the Peloponnesus. She married the river god Asopus by whom she had several (either 12 or 20) daughters, including Aegina, Salamis, Sinope, Euboea , Tanagra, Thespia, Thebe, Corcyra,
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In classical architecture, a metope (μετόπη) is a rectangular architectural element that fills the space between two triglyphs in a Doric frieze, which is a decorative band of alternating triglyphs and metopes above the architrave of a building of the Doric order. Metopes often had painted or sculptural decoration; the
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A square panel on the side of a temple, often filled with sculpture in relief.
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in a sculpture frieze, the square sections between the triglyphs.
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in the Doric frieze, the space between the triglyphs
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the square space between triglyphs in a doric frieze. See Classical Architecture.
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[ New Latin , from Greek ...; meta`
with, between + ... opening, hole, the hole in the frieze between the beam ends.] 1. (Architecture)
The space between two triglyphs of the Doric frieze, which, among the ancients, was often adorned with carved work. See Illus
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1. The space between two triglyphs of the Doric frieze, which, among the ancients, was often adorned with carved work. ... 2. <zoology> The face of a crab. ... In the Parthenon, groups of centaurs and heroes in high relief occupy the metopes. ... Origin: NL, fr. Gr.; with, between + opening, hole, the hole in the frieze between the beam ends.
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• (n.) The space between two triglyphs of the Doric frieze, which, among the ancients, was often adorned with carved work. See Illust. of Entablature. • (n.) The face of a crab.
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(from the article `order`) ...the Doric entablature is distinctive. It is composed of projecting triglyphs (units each consisting of three vertical bands separated by grooves) ... In the addition of sculpture to architecture, the determining factor was usually its position on the building. On a Doric temple, for instance, the ... ......
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"Metope" might refer to the following: ...
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front, forehead or frontal surface
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