Acroter is a plinth or pedestal for a statue or other ornament placed at the apex or lower corners of a pediment. More loosely, the term often refers to the ornament itself. A decorative device of classical architecture, the acroter was commonly used on European case furniture in all neoclassical styles, especially in the 18th century. Also called acrotere, actoterion and acroterium.
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