Acroter



noun
(architect) a plinth bearing a statue, etc, at either end or at the apex of a pediment

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  • Acroterium

    a pedestal for a sculpture or ornament at each base or at the apex of a pediment. Historical Examples Mr. Failing, who was sitting alone in the garden too ill to read, heard a shout, “Am I an acroterium?” The Longest Journey E. M. Forster

  • Acroteria

    . a pedestal for a sculpture or ornament at each base or at the apex of a pediment. Historical Examples Another important argument is furnished by the certain use of terracotta plates as acroteria. The American Journal of Archaeology, 1893-1 Various We have also several figures of Victory, which probably were acroteria on some smaller […]



  • Acroterion

    . Historical Examples Above, an acroterion, formed of acanthus leaves and palmette combined (fig. 24). A Catalogue of Sculpture in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, British Museum, Volume I (of 2) A. H. Smith Top of stel, with acanthus leaves forming the base of the acroterion. A Catalogue of Sculpture in the Department […]

  • Acrotic

    absence or weakness of the pulse. acrotism ac·ro·tism (āk’rə-tĭz’əm) n. Absent or imperceptible pulse. a·crot’ic (ə-krŏt’ĭk) adj.



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