Acroter - (Architecture, Decoration) Glossary of Antique Terms

Acroter - (Architecture, Decoration) The acroter is a decoration used in classical architecture. This decorative device was commonly used on European furniture in the 18th Century during the Neo-classical Style. Placed at the apex or lower corners of a pediment it is a plinth or pedestal for a stature or other ornament. Also known as acrotere, acroterion, and acroterium.


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