ACROLITHS

   statues of which only the extremities are of stone.

The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. . 1907.

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  • Acrolith — In Classical antiquity, an acrolith (Greek etymology: acros and lithos , English translation: height or extremity and stone ) was a statue in which the trunk of the figure was made of wood, and the extremities (head, hands and feet) of marble.… …   Wikipedia

  • Damophon — (2nd century BC) was an ancient Greek sculptor of the Hellenistic period from Messene, who executed many statues for the people of Messene, Megalopolis, Aegium and other cities of Peloponnesus. His statues were acroliths. Considerable fragments,… …   Wikipedia

  • acrolith — acrolithic, adj. /ak reuh lith/, n. a sculptured figure having the head and extremities of stone and the torso of other material. [1840 50; < L acrolithus < Gk akrólithos. See ACRO , LITH] * * * ▪ sculpture       statue, especially ancient Greek …   Universalium

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