Triglyph


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Triglyph

A characteristic ornament of the Doric frieze, consisting of raised blocks of three vertical bands separated by V-shaped grooves, alternating with plain or sculptured panels called “metopes.”

triglyph

The characteristic ornament of the Doric frieze, consisting of slightly raised blocks of three vertical bands separated by V-shaped grooves. The triglyphs alternate with plain or sculptured panels called metopes. Also See order.
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triglyph: the structural part of a frieze, separating two metopes and consisting of a rectangular block with two vertical grooves or glyphs; and two chamfers or half-grooves at the sides, counting as a third glyph, for three flat vertical bands on the face of the block.
"Doric column: a channeled column without a base, having as a capital a circular echinus supporting a square abacus, above which comes a plain architrave, a frieze of triglyphs and metopes, and a cornice the corona of which has mutules on its soffit."
Possibilities include a paneled pattern with central triglyph (cf.
(81.) The torus element recalls the bulbous midsection with triglyph and metopal panels on kraters with stands of the late eighth and early seventh century (cf.
Built of Portland stone and Cornish granite, the octagonal building is built in strict Doric style, decorated with flat, plain pilasters at the edges of the four wider sides as well as two round Doric pillars at the front of the entrance portico, and a Doric frieze of triglyphs - three-grooved tablets - and blank metopes, or spaces, between them under the cornice of the main building and its three aedicules.
436--92): triglyphs, simas, anta capitals, mouldings.
There was also a band of Doric triglyphs made of simple bricks running below the pediment on the central block, a detail which can be found on Soane's buildings at the Chelsea Hospital.
In discussing columns and capitals, for example, orders are delineated: Doric characteristics are its frieze with alternating metopes and triglyphs; Ionic with characteristic scrolled capitals and fluted columns; and Corinthian with its capital covered with rows of acanthus leaves.
The central triglyphs used to separate the two main panels exhibit a good deal of variety.
(11) The contre-partie coffer of the Getty Museum pair has a stand with marquetry of the same pattern as the stand at Blenheim, although it is clear from the comparison that the Blenheim stand would originally have had tapering front legs decorated with marquetry and each flanked with rams' heads at the top and surmounted by gilt-bronze triglyphs. The present front legs, in the form of gilt-wood caryatids, probably date from the early nineteenth century.
Articulated like the facade of a renaissance palace, the cabinet includes meticulously delineated architectural details in the triglyphs in the frieze, and quoins at the corners--even the roof tiles are emphasised by ivory applied along their outer edges.
"Tripods, Triglyphs, and the Origin of the Doric Frieze," AJA 106, pp.