Classical friezes are a type of architectural device that originated in Ancient Greece and Rome. They are characterised by a continuous band of relief sculpture that wraps around the entire surface of a structure, such as a wall, cabinet, vase or column. This type of detail often featured figures in profile, with the figures arranged in a continuous narrative. Classical friezes were used to decorate the interior and exterior of buildings, and they often depicted scenes from mythology, history, or everyday life. They were also used to express the values of the society in which they were created, and they remain a popular form of decorative motif today.