acroterion


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Related to acroterion: anthemion, antefix, pseudoperipteral

acroterion

(ˌækrəʊˈtɪərɪən)
n, pl -ria (-rɪə)
another name for acroterium
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This is surmounted by a wide crest consisting of a large spray of roses realistically carved in the round and topped by an acroterion superimposed with an anahaw leaf.
The Greek frets, hanging swags, rosettes, and panels of applied acroterion adorning Smith's Lynch Building are, of course, classic details.
THE item in the spotlight is a Roman marble acroterion. This is a carved head from a sarcophagus corner similar to a bust, which the auction house claims to be the spitting image of Elvis Presley.