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Definition of the noun acroterium

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noun - plural: acroteriums

  1. [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.
  2. One of the pedestals, for vases or statues, forming a part roof balustrade.

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Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Architecture (2015)

by James Stevens Curl, Susan Wilson

acroterium. (pl. acroteria) 1. *Plinth or fastigium, one placed over the *apex and those (acroteria angularia) over each end of a *Classical * pediment, left unadorned but often carrying a statue or ornament. 2. Ornament or statue with no *plinth (or forming one object with its plinth) in those positions. 3. * Ridge of a Classical *temple. 4. *Horn or *ear of an *altar, *stele, or *sarcophagus . D (1950) ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1853)

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Acroterium {Gr.aKpornjpim, the summit or vertex),a statue or ornament of any kind placed on the apex of a pediment.

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture (2013)

by Cyril M. Harris

acroterion, acroter, acroterium 1. Strictly, a pedestal at the corners or peak of a roof to support an ornament. 2. More usually, the ornament itself. acroterion at peak of pediment, Temple at Aegina(490B.C.)...

Google previewPictorial Encyclopedia of Historic Ornament (2012)

100 Plates, Including 75 in Full Color by H. Dolmetsch

Acroterium form a temple at Athens. 36. Painted cornices from the Propylaea, Athens. 7. Ornament from the temple of Theseus, Athens. 8. Ornament from a temple at Selinus. 9. Frieze of the temple of Jupiter, Aegina. 10. Cyma ornament from the Parthenon.

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of Archaeology (2013)

by Barbara Ann Kipfer

acroterion, acroters, acroterium, akroterion) activation analysis: Methodto determinethe elements ofa material by inducing radioactive reactions to produceradiation characteristic of material composition. activity: Used to describe the customary use of a given artifact, such asfood preparation. activity area: A place where a specificancient ...

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