- a sculptured figure having the head and extremities of stone and the torso of other material.
Origin of acrolith
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Acrolith, ak′ro-lith, n. a statue of the earlier Greek artists having the trunk made of wood and the extremities of stone.
- (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
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