Acroteria


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Acroteria

A pedestal for statues and other ornaments placed on the apex and the lower angles of a pediment; or often refers to the ornament itself.
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Its roots, however, remain classical as may be understood by noting that Smith's Deco ornament typically abstracts classical triglyphs, acroteria, quadrant fans, chevrons, and volutes.
In Greek and Roman times, metals were used almost only honorifically: as decoration in for instance the metal acroteria of some Hellenistic temples, and in the gilded bronze plates of the Pantheon's roof and portico (the latter only finally wrenched off in the early seventeenth century by the the Barberini pope Urban VIII to make Bernini's baldacehino in St Peter's -- hence the comment Quod non fecerunt barbari, fecerunt Barberini).
Bulla Ager Veientanus Aeolus Carians Agriculture (1/2 col + refs Aequi Carthaginians to butchery, farming Agylla (caere) Aesaronenses Celts acroteria Africa, North Chariot Alalia (see Corsica) Agamemnon Cimmmerians Alban hills Aita (Hades) Cippus Albegna valley Ajax (plate ref.
These included two acroteria with the symbols of the Dioskouroi: a pilos with a superimposed star.
Chapter Seven treats the pediments and acroteria of the Parthenon.