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Entablature

On Classical buildings, the entire horizontal mass carried above the columns and abaci. Entablatures generally contain an architrave, a frieze (in Doric this would have triglyphs and metopes), and a cornice.

   
       
Brantford
Hamilton
 
   
     
   
Parthenon - Greece
 
 
Doric Entablature
 
Château Chambord - France
 
 
   
     
   
Rome - Italy
 
 
Ionic Entablature
 
Erectheum - Greece
 
 
   
     
   
Riga - Latvia
 
 
Corinthian Entablature
 
Château Chambord - France