Acroteria



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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 temple, perhaps that of Artemis.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 4 Various

The acroteria, painted in black and red on the natural surface of poros stone, take the shape of palmettes and lotuses.
The American Journal of Archaeology, 1893-1 Various

That is, the original material of the acroteria was the same used in the whole covering of the roof, namely terracotta.
The American Journal of Archaeology, 1893-1 Various

The relief is bounded by two pilasters surmounted by a pediment, with acroteria.
A Catalogue of Sculpture in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, British Museum, Volume I (of 2) A. H. Smith

At the first opening of the ruins twenty-five statues were discovered, besides the four female figures belonging to the acroteria.
Ruins of Ancient Cities (Vol. II of II) Charles Bucke

The apex and corners of the gable were provided with acroteria, standing upon special bases.
History of Ancient Art Franz von Reber

The acroteria were ornaments placed above the centre of the pediments.
A Catalogue of Sculpture in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, British Museum, Volume I (of 2) A. H. Smith

On the acroteria, or pedestal, at the top, is a colossal statue of S. Michael with vestments adorned by a gilded pattern.
Cathedral Cities of Italy William Wiehe Collins

Casts from two fragments of acroteria, probably from the western pediment.
A Catalogue of Sculpture in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, British Museum, Volume I (of 2) A. H. Smith

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