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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 Nile Mosaic of Palestrina (1995)

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, ...

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 ...

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.

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture (2013)

by Cyril M. Harris

hypotrachelium; F, entablature; a, architrave; b, frieze; c, cornice; d, Iriglyph; e, metope;/,/, mutules; g, regula with guttae; G, acroterium; H,H. portions ...

Google previewArchitect's Illustrated Pocket Dictionary (2012)

by Nikolas Davies, Erkki Jokiniemi

also often the statues or ornaments themselves; plural acroteria; Latin form is acroterium, Greek is akroterion. acroterion cornice fascia, bed moulding entablature acrylate adhesive acrylic-based polymer adhesive used for soft plastic seams ...

Google previewCraftsman's Illustrated Dictionary of Construction Terms (1994)

by James T. Frane

acroterium -see acroter. acrylic plastic - noncrystalline thermoplastic that is clear, weather-resistant, and shatter-resistant. acrylic resin - a thermoplastic resin. action -1) the process of doing; 2) a mechanism; 3) a ...

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 ...

Google previewSheridans pronouncing and spelling dictionary (1800)

in which are ascertained both the sound and the meaning of every word in the english language

little Acroterium, :w:pam: pedeftal placed on a ...

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