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entablature of a Doric
order building
A. triglyph
B. metope


n. Architecture
Any of the spaces between two triglyphs on a Doric frieze.

[Greek metopē : meta, between; see meta- + opē, opening; see okw- in Indo-European roots.]
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(ˈmɛtəʊp; ˈmɛtəpɪ)
(Architecture) architect a square space between two triglyphs in a Doric frieze
[C16: via Latin from Greek metopē, from meta between + opē one of the holes for the beam-ends]
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(ˈmɛt əˌpi, ˈmɛt oʊp)

one of the square spaces, often decorated, between the triglyphs in a Doric frieze.
[1555–65; < Greek metópē]
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References in classic literature ?
Their punishment by Heracles is represented on one of the earlier metopes from Selinus.
Gabriela Lirio Gurgel Monteiro, em "Imagens extremas na cena contemporanea", toma como ponto de partida "Pixe lated Revolution", de Rabih Mroue, e "Le Metope del Paternone", de Romeo Castellucci, para pensar acerca do uso de imagens violentas como forma de constituir um novo regime visivel que permita imaginar novas interfases entre imagem e corpo em nossa contemporaneidade.
Metope (~frons) heptagonal in frontal view, slightly convex, sharply widest near antennae, abruptly narrowed above compound eyes, with distinct median carina, sublateral carinae absent.
The data was revealed at the three-day Middle East Natural and Organic Products Expo (Metope) which is currently under way at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The metope from the temple at Thermon in Aetolia, dated to c.
The fragments of his that most inspire me are his reclining "Ilissos" from the west pediment, his metope #27, and west frieze slab VIH.
Meanwhile, metope will not touch dirt after painting with coatings of the bionic lotus leaf.
A Gorgon decorates one metope or relief, and sphinxes may have crouched on the roof as akroteria.
The Lion: In the first metope, Heracles dominates the lion by gripping it around the neck, choking, and killing it.