[ak-ruh-teer-ee-on, -ee-uh n]
Origin of acroterion
< Greek akrōtḗrion topmost part, extremity, equivalent to akrō- acro- + -tērion suffix designating a place for
- a pedestal for a sculpture or ornament at each base or at the apex of a pediment.
Origin of acroterium
Latinization of acroterion
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Examples from the Web for acroteria
On the acroteria of the pediment are three statues by John Smyth, viz.
The apex and corners of the gable were provided with acroteria, standing upon special bases.History of Ancient Art
Franz von Reber
We have also several figures of Victory, which probably were acroteria on some smaller temple, perhaps that of Artemis.
Another important argument is furnished by the certain use of terracotta plates as acroteria.
That is, the original material of the acroteria was the same used in the whole covering of the roof, namely terracotta.