pictorial elements carried in bands, ...

Blue Apple

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Persian (Iran)
The following text is about Palette of Narmer (c.3000bc). Does the bold section imply "and all the pictorial elements constituting the palette are divided in separated parallel areas and the lines that separate these areas play the role of the ground under the feet of the figures"?

Context:
Here we see figures in profile, their shoulders turned to the plane of the picture surface, and the pictorial elements carried in bands, with the lines that comprise the bands also supporting the figures (Art and War by Laura Brandon).
 
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