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Metope
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[1] Building panel

In Greek building inscriptions μετόπιον/metópion i.e. μετόπη/metópē (supporting documents: [1. 29-32]), in Vitruvius metopa (cf. [2]) is the opening or gap, which in Greek columned buildings is framed by two triglyphs ( triglyphos) in a Doric Frieze. In wooden buildings metopes were openings next to the projecting beam ends that were finished as carved triglyphs and probably served to ventilate the roof truss. The space between the triglyphs was …

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Höcker, Christoph (Kissing), Lienau, Cay (Münster) and Meyer, Ernst (Zürich), “Metope”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 31 March 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e802840>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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