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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(There's a wonderful original Greek work as well, part of a terracotta acroterion with a vigorous lion's head.) Greek or not, Ingres's headless, armless torsos were treasures.
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 (0.13 m).
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.