Acrolithan A*crol"i*than, Acrolithic Ac`ro*lith"ic, a. Pertaining to, or like, an acrolith. [1913 Webster]

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  • acrolithic — ac·ro·lith·ic …   English syllables

  • acrolithic — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ik adjective of a statue : having a trunk of wood usually covered with metal or drapery and extremities of stone …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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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  • Colossus of Constantine — Year c. 312–315 AD Type White marble, brick, wood, gilded bronze Location Musei Capitolini …   Wikipedia

  • Acrolithan — A*crol i*than, Acrolithic Ac ro*lith ic, a. Pertaining to, or like, an acrolith. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • Despoina — In Greek mythology, Despoina, Despoena or Despoine, was the daughter of Demeter and Poseidon and sister of Arion.[1] She was the goddess of mysteries of Arcadian cults worshipped under the title Despoina, the mistress alongside with her mother… …   Wikipedia

  • Amphiareion of Oropos — Archaeological site name = Amphiareion name local = Άμφιαρείον Καλάμου caption skyline = View of the Temple of Amphiaraos . country = Greece region = Attica elevation = 154 controlling city = Athens peak period = Hellenistic to Roman lat deg = 38 …   Wikipedia

  • Juno Ludovisi — The Juno Ludovisi is a colossal head from an acrolithic statue of Antonia Minor as the goddess Juno. Added to the Ludovisi collection, it is now in the Palazzo Altemps, Museo Nazionale Romano, Rome.Casts of it are to be seen at the University of… …   Wikipedia