pyramidion


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pyramidion

(ˌpɪrəˈmɪdɪən)
n
1. (Architecture) a small pyramid, esp one on top of an obelisk or a larger pyramid
2. (Archaeology) a small pyramid, esp one on top of an obelisk or a larger pyramid
3. (Minerals) crystallog obsolete a solid figure formed from a polyhedron by placing a small pyramid on each face of the polyhedron
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The itinerary also provides visitors with the chance to touch and learn about a pyramidion of the pyramid of King Amenemhat III belonging to the XII dynasty, and a seated statue of the goddess Sekhmet, and the reign of King Amenhotep III.
Also, parts of an obelisk, including its pyramidion, were retrieved.
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Walter's studio contained remnants of the show he'd just had at Cordier & Ekstrom Gallery of very tall Mayan-looking pyramidion structures with stainless-steel, shiny vinyl seated chairs on top, accompanied by long horizontal processionals of supplicating floor-borne stainless-steel geometric units.
Pliny's interpretation is supported by the fact that an obelisk casts no shadow when the sun is vertically above and, especially when its pyramidion is capped with electrum, reflected the first and last rays of the sun, or Aten, who tended to be (most exclusively under the monotheistic Akhenaton) the supreme god.