frieze


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an architectural ornament consisting of a horizontal sculptured band between the architrave and the cornice

a heavy woolen fabric with a long nap

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It contained one of the precious stockings; and half opening it, I revealed to Sylvia's astonished eyes the cunning little frieze of Bacchus and Ariadne, followed by a troop of Satyrs and Bacchantes, which the artist had designed to encircle one of the white columns of that little marble temple which sat before me.
The man in the frieze coat raised his arms and shouted:
At the moment of the blow, the stern had been thrown into the air, and the man (having his hands free, and for all he was encumbered with a frieze overcoat that came below his knees) had leaped up and caught hold of the brig's bowsprit.
He had availed himself, in this heavy undertaking, of the experience of a certain wandering eastern mechanic, who, by exhibiting a few soiled plates of English architecture, and talking learnedly of friezes, entablatures, and particularly of the composite order, had obtained a very undue influence over Richard’s taste in everything that pertained to that branch of the fine arts.
There were hundreds of pieces, friezes of figures in relief, fragments of statues and slabs crowded with figures that had encrusted the brick walls of the Buddhist stupas and viharas of the North Country and now, dug up and labelled, made the pride of the Museum.
No rays from the holy heaven come down On the long night-time of that town; But light from out the lurid sea Streams up the turrets silently - Gleams up the pinnacles far and free - Up domes - up spires - up kingly halls - Up fanes - up Babylon-like walls - Up shadowy long-forgotten bowers Of scultured ivy and stone flowers - Up many and many a marvellous shrine Whose wreathed friezes intertwine The viol, the violet, and the vine.
The friezes ornamented with arabesques, and the pediments which crowned the pilasters, conferred richness and grace on every part of the building, while the domes which surmounted the whole added proportion and majesty.
There are men whose manners have the same essential splendor as the simple and awful sculpture on the friezes of the Parthenon and the remains of the earliest Greek art.
This year the event is being held at the Grand Palais from October 22 to 25, and, as is now customary, one week after the FRIEZE art fair in London.
Four years in, Frieze Masters has a stellar cast list of 131 exhibitors, a waiting list, and even a little sibling rivalry--Frieze London still draws the masses, but many buyers (and a few exhibitors) prefer the less hectic environs of the younger fair.
Or the 13ft frieze in front of a takeaway in the seaside resort that this weekend pays homage to the legend that is Elvis Presley.
5 560 mA ;;- Frieze to 65 cm, V-FEnsung 400 m;- Frieze to 90 cm, V-FEnsung 10 m.
THE critically-acclaimed but controversial World War One memorial frieze, No Man's Land 1919-20, by Yorkshire artist Charles Sargeant Jagger, has made a public appearance for the first time in nearly two decades.
The sculpture is a type of artwork known as a frieze (FREEZ), a carving on a long stretch of a wall or ceiling.
Washington, Aug 09 ( ANI ): The Guatemalan government has revealed that archaeologists have found an "extraordinary" Mayan frieze which is richly decorated with images of deities and rulers and a long dedicatory inscription.