acrolith


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acrolith

(ˈækrəlɪθ)
n
(Art Terms) (esp in ancient Greek sculpture) a wooden, often draped figure with only the head, hands, and feet in stone
[C19: via Latin acrolithus from Greek akrolithos having stone extremities]
ˌacroˈlithic adj
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Known as an acrolith, meaning "stone at the extremities," the torso which no longer exists--was most likely constructed of a brick and wood framework over which was placed gilded bronze.