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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THE item in the spotlight is a Roman marble acroterion.
There's a wonderful original Greek work as well, part of a terracotta acroterion with a vigorous lion's head.
Raubitschek 1942), had a central acroterion (now in the Epigraphical Museum [EM 6520]) with a circular, concave cutting that probably supported a bronze footed vase, either a hydria or a smaller pouring vessel judging by the diameter of the cutting (0.