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ACROTERIUM (Gr. aKpwrijptov, the summ...

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 156 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ACROTERIUM (Gr. aKpwrijptov, the summit or vertex), inarchitecture, a statue or ornament of any kind placed on the apex of a pediment. The term is often restricted to the plinth, which forms the podium merely for the acroterium.
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