metope

met·o·pe /ˈmɛtəˌpi, -oʊp/

–noun Architecture.
any of the square spaces, either decorated or plain, between triglyphs in the Doric frieze.

Also called intertriglyph.

Origin:
1555–65; < Gk metópē

Source: Dictionary.com.

Torvald eyed the wall, the cornices, the scrollwork metopes, the braided false columns.

Source: Toll the Hounds by Steven Erikson.

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