Frieze! Yeah that’s what the cops say when they draw their guns on you, but that’s not what this one means! This frieze is all about architecture!
In architecture, the frieze is the wide central section part of a structure that holds together moldings and bands. A frieze uses an astylar design. An astylar design is a design that doesn’t use pillars or columns. Friezes can be found on many Greek and Roman buildings. The Parthenon Frieze is the most famous and intense. A frieze may be plain in the Ionic or Doric order (two of the three orders of organizational systems of Ancient Greek) or decorated with bas-reliefs. Bas-reliefs are projecting images with a shallow overall depth. An example of a bas-relief is a coin.
A frieze with Posiedon on the far left.
In interiors, a frieze in a room is a long stretch of painted, sculpted or even calligraphic decoration. Sometimes it is in a position that is normally above eye-level. Frieze decorations may depict scenes in a sequence of discrete panels. The material of which the frieze is made of may be plasterwork, carved wood or other decorative medium.