Akroterion

Reconstruction of the Altar of Zeus at Pergamon. 200-150 BC. T.B.L.Webster Hellenistic Art Fig.28The decoration at the edge or corner of the roof of a building. This was usually floral or statues placed at the corners of roofs and at their gable tops; but also appearing on altars and smaller objects of architectural form like sarcophagi, votive reliefs and gravestones.

Above: Reconstruction of the Altar of Zeus at Pergamon. 200-150 BC. T.B.L.Webster Hellenistic Art Fig.28 © T.B.L.Webster