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Acroteria.Hypothetical restoration of the gate of the Agora of Athena Archegetis at Athens. acroterium (ak-ro-teri-um), H.: pi. acroteria(-ii). [L., < Gr. aiipuri/ptoi, pi. anpurijpta, anytopmost or piominent part, the end or extrem-ity, in pi. the extremities of the body, theangles of a pediment, < impor, extreme.] 1.In classic arch., a small pedestal placed on thoapex or angle of a pediment for the sujiport ofa statue or other ornament.— 2. (n) A statueor an ornament placed on such a pedestal, (fc)Any ornament forming the ape.x of a buildingor other stiucture, or of a monument, such as
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