[ noun ] (architecture) an architectural ornament consisting of a horizontal sculptured band between the architrave and the cornice
Used in print(Chester G. Starr, The Origins of Greek Civili...)
Wavy lines , feather like patterns , rosettes of indefinitely floral nature , birds either singly or in stylized rows , animals in solemn frieze bands ( see Plates 11 - 12 ) - all these turned_up in the more developed fabrics as preliminary signs that the potters were broadening their gaze .
The rows of animals and birds , in_particular , suggest awareness of Oriental animal friezes , transmitted perhaps via Syrian silver bowls and textiles , but the specific forms of these rows on local vases and metal products are nonetheless Greek .
[ noun ] (clothing) a heavy woolen fabric with a long nap