acroterion


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acroterion

[‚ak·rə′tir·ē‚än]
(architecture)
Also known as acroterium.
A pedestal on a pediment to support an ornamental, such as a statue.
An ornamental placed on such a pedestal.

acroterion, acroter, acroterium

acroterion, 2
acroterion, 1
1. Strictly, a pedestal at the corners or peak of a roof to support an ornament.
2. More usually, the ornament itself.
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A classical finial or Acroterion (ancient Greek name) is hoisted up by builders, on to the roof of the new entrance to the refurbished Queen's Gallery, at Buckingham Palace, Wednesday April 17, 2002.