acrolith

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acrolith

A statue or sculptured figure in which only the head, hands, and feet are of stone, the rest being usually of wood.
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The other pieces are an acrolithic statue of Aphrodite that is being returned from the J.
Osmund Bopearachchi convincingly argues for the use of the Hellenistic mixed-media acrolithic technique in the case of a splendid Gandharan sculpture, in which marble was used for the head, and the section of torso and arms, while other materials such as wood, clay, and textiles would have been used to create the remainder of a monumental image.