Above the attic story rises a pediment surmounted with figures of Painting, Architecture, and Sculpture.
Could he but gain the pediment in this wise, the rest of the descent would not be difficult.
The style of the pediment is after that of the Athenian Acropolis.
Located within the pediment at both houses is an elliptical ventilator.
On the pediment of its portal is this inscription: Hospital for old age—Women.
The pediment of the Palais Biron is brilliant in the sunlight.
And under the pediment on the west side the arms of the Company of Mercers, with their respective enrichments.
Both faades were surmounted by epistyle, frieze and pediment.
Occasionally there were a cornice and pediment over the entrance.
The pediment was pierced by a shell and scarred with splinters.
triangular part of the facade of a Greek-style building, 1660s, alteration of periment, peremint (1590s), of unknown origin, "said to be a workmen's term" [OED]; probably a dialectal garbling of pyramid, the connection perhaps being the triangular shape. Sometimes associated with ped- "foot." Other possibilities include Latin pedamentum "vine-stalk, prop," and Italian pedamento, which at the time this word entered English meant "foundation, basework, footing." Meaning "base, foundation" is from 1726, by inflience of Latin pedem "foot."
A broad, gently sloping rock surface at the base of a steeper slope such as a mountain, often covered with alluvium. Pediments are formed through the exposure of bedrock by erosional processes, such as the flow of water. Pediments are usually found in arid regions where there is little vegetation to hold the overlying soil.