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From Greek architecture, the space between the triglyphs in the frieze of the Doric order. Metopes were often filled with ceramic faces and figures; in commercial buildings these would advertise the commerce of the building. In Roman architecture these are all exactly square, but the Greeks often made them rectilinear.

Palazzo Chiericati - Vicenza - Italy
Palazzo Barberini - Rome - Italy
Tours - France
Renaissance Palace - Milan - Italy
Venice - Italy
Vicenza - Italy
variation - Riga - Latvia
Venice - Italy
Vicenza - Italy