Definition of Pediment. Meaning of Pediment. Synonyms of Pediment

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Definition of Pediment

Pediment
Pediment Ped"i*ment, n. [L. pes, pedis, a foot. See Foot.] (Arch.) Originally, in classical architecture, the triangular space forming the gable of a simple roof; hence, a similar form used as a decoration over porticoes, doors, windows, etc.; also, a rounded or broken frontal having a similar position and use. See Temple.

Meaning of Pediment from wikipedia

- A pediment is an architectural element found particularly in Cl****ical, Neocl****ical and Baroque architecture, and its derivatives, consisting of a gable...
- The pediments of the Parthenon are the two sets of statues (around fifty) in Pentelic marble originally located on the east and west facades of the Parthenon...
- A pediment, also known as a concave slope or waning slope, is a very gently sloping (0.5°-7°) inclined bedrock surface. It is typically a concave surface...
- faced the pediment and were thus not visible. Ohly had contended that there were four total pedimental groups (two complete sets of pediments for the east...
- Eleusinians in the West Pediment of the Parthenon" (PDF). "The Parthenon Sculptures, The British Museum". Palagia, Olga (1998). The Pediments of the Prthenon...
- Pedimental sculptures in the United States are sculptures within the frame of a pediment on the exterior of a building. Pedimental sculptures pose special...
- Archaic period have survived, and the large fragments of the group from the pediment are the earliest significant survivals. The temple was a peripteral–styled...
- At either end of the building the pediment rises from the cornice, framed by moulding of similar form. The pediment is decorated with figures that are...
- and that was located on the site of Parthenon. One of the pediments (perhaps the West pediment) contained two lions tearing apart a bull in the centre,...
- The Eastern Pediment of the Temple of Zeus at Olympia depicts the tale of Pelops just before the chariot race wherein he kills the king Oenomaus in order...
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