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What Is a Frieze?

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An elaborately carved frieze below a band of dentil molding

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A frieze is a horizontal band that runs above doorways and windows or below the cornice. The frieze may be decorated with designs or carvings.

In Classical architecture, the frieze is part of the entablature, located between the architrave and the cornice.

Common Misspellings:

freeze

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