triangular pediment

triangular pediment

A pediment having a horizontal cornice and slanting sides that meet in a point at the top so as to form a triangle; also called an angular pediment.
References in classic literature ?
Their eyes swept the empty space between the three domes and the triangular pediment. She breathed freely over Paris, the whole valley of which was seen at work below.
La Salle Building says: 'A triangular pediment crowns an entablature of cornice, frieze and architrave supported by Corinthian columns to create a three-bay portico main entrance...Wide, open-air portico wings extend from either side; the square openings on the third floor balanced over the rectangular openings of the upper floors' balustrade level.
The new portico featured six Corinthian columns rising from plinths that supported a triangular pediment bearing a royal coat of arms.
A cherry picker and crane are being used to remove part of the top triangular pediment area of the frontage.
It has a prominent central porch under a triangular pediment which is supported on Corinthian columns.
The entrance features a triangular pediment over the door and classical features opening to an enclosed porch with quarry tile ?oor.
In the first paragraph of the third column, the author correctly defines a "frieze" as "a long narrow band of sculpture that runs along the architrave of a Greek building or temple." The figures her students sculpt, however, are actually "pediment sculptures," as they are situated above the frieze area on the structure's triangular pediment (roof).
Pancras Church built in London in 1819-22 in Greek Revival style the row of six columns topped by a triangular pediment on the front of the church looks like the front of the temple.
One of its earliest winners, retired engineer Tony Rogers, received the accolade for pursuing his life-long dream to transform his shed into a whitewashed Roman temple, complete with traditional eight-foot columns, a triangular pediment, mosaic tables and embroidered cushions.
To these may be added an antique variant, familiar from antique coins, in which a crowning triangular pediment rests on the outer two supports, as in the 4th-century Missorium of Theodosius, illustrated by Worsley.
Where the wall once stood are now two white Ionic capitals, mounted on plinths, made of glass fibre, and topped by a triangular pediment. You cannot miss the magnificent 1940s French chandelier which seems to cascade down from the ornate ceiling rose high above.
Varying in width, depth, and height, they fill one wall with a sculptural composition of squares, rectangles, and a partially cantilevered triangular pediment.