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  • noun Alternative form of acroterium.


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  • To prove it, I commented on its fine painted terracotta acroterion, one of the largest and most handsome roof finials I had ever seen.

    See Delphi and Die


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  • A block or flat pedestal resting on the apex and on the lowest ends of a pediment to support a statue or carved ornament. The term is sometimes applied to the carved ornament itself, which resembles a stylized palmette.

    January 5, 2008

  • See citation on mafraj.

    October 2, 2011