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CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A decorative band or feature, as a long band of relief sculpture decorating the upper stonework of a temple. It is the zone above the epistyle, decorated with triglyphs and metopes in the Doric order or sculpture or dentils in Ionic order architecture. This type of band of decoration on a wall or vessel may be painted or in bas-relief.
kheker frieze
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: The name of a decorative motif common in ancient Egyptian architecture from at least as early as the 3rd Dynasty (2686-2613 BC): rows of knots in decorative carved or painted friezes around the upper edges of buildings.

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