Acroterion



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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 of Greek and Roman Antiquities, British Museum, Volume I (of 2) A. H. Smith

The acroterion, which originally surmounted the east pediment, was larger and more important than that of the west.
A Catalogue of Sculpture in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, British Museum, Volume I (of 2) A. H. Smith

Two rosettes in front and one on each side; above an acroterion, of which the top is wanting.
A Catalogue of Sculpture in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, British Museum, Volume I (of 2) A. H. Smith

Plain stel of Hippocrates and Baukis; surmounted by an acroterion in low relief, of palmette form.
A Catalogue of Sculpture in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, British Museum, Volume I (of 2) A. H. Smith

Stel, with two rosettes in front and one at each side; surmounted by acroterion.
A Catalogue of Sculpture in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, British Museum, Volume I (of 2) A. H. Smith

Fragment of a plain stel, surmounted by an acroterion, in the form of a palmette in low relief, springing from acanthus leaves.
A Catalogue of Sculpture in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, British Museum, Volume I (of 2) A. H. Smith

Fragment of an acroterion of a stel in form of a palmette springing from acanthus leaves.
A Catalogue of Sculpture in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, British Museum, Volume I (of 2) A. H. Smith

acroterion, from a stel, of palmette form, springing from acanthus leaves.
A Catalogue of Sculpture in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, British Museum, Volume I (of 2) A. H. Smith

Antefixal ornament or acroterion from the temple of Demeter at Eleusis.
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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