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Pediment   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Classical studies
Length:
3,116 words
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2

Triangular area over the portico of a building formed from a gable by the addition of a horizontal cornice at

Pediment

Pediment   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
64 words

In architecture, a triangular area over the portico of a building formed from a gable by the addition of a horizontal

pediment

pediment   Quick reference

World Encyclopedia

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
44 words

Low-pitched gable formed by the sloping eaves of a pitched roof and a horizontal cornice. The classic triangular pediment appeared

pediment

pediment   Quick reference

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
59 words

In classical architecture a pediment is a low-pitched *gable crowning a *portico or facade, often containing sculpture in its ...

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