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Definition of the noun acroterium
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noun - plural: acroteriums
- [architecture] One of the small pedestals, for statues or other ornaments, placed on the apex and at the basal angles of a pediment, or upon the gables in Gothic architecture.
- One of the pedestals, for vases or statues, forming a part roof balustrade.
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Early Evidence of Egyptian Religion in Italy by P. G. P. Meyboom
The lotus acroterium is a rare feature, still it may be distinguished from the more complicated crowns of Isis (cf. Ch. V, n. 23). Another example may be found, also together with a volute pediment, in a wall-painting from Boscoreale, Tybout 272, ...
A Dictionary of Architecture (1854)
Historical, Descriptive, Topographical, Decorative, Theoretical and Mechanical ... by Robert Stuart (c.e.)
" The acroterium of the propylaeunt of the Agora, at Athens, still remains, and bears an inscription, implying that it formt-rly supported a statue, or some trophy decreed by the ...
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