This akroter is found on a fountain in the Certosa near Florence. Designed during the Italian Renaissance, it serves as an ornamental finish to the apex of a gable.

Akroter

This akroter is found on a fountain in the Certosa near Florence. Designed during the Italian Renaissance,…

This shows the front view of the corner akroter. This design is an ornamental finish to the apex of a gable.

Corner Akroter

This shows the front view of the corner akroter. This design is an ornamental finish to the apex of…

This shows the side view of the corner akroter. This design is an ornamental finish to the apex of a gable.

Corner Akroter

This shows the side view of the corner akroter. This design is an ornamental finish to the apex of a…

This corner akroter is found on a fountain in the Certosa near Florence. Designed during the Italian Renaissance, it serves as an ornamental finish to the apex of a gable.

Corner Akroter

This corner akroter is found on a fountain in the Certosa near Florence. Designed during the Italian…

This Graeco-Italic akroter is made out of terracotta. This design is an ornamental finish to the apex of a gable.

Graeco-Italic Akroter

This Graeco-Italic akroter is made out of terracotta. This design is an ornamental finish to the apex…

The Greek akroter serves as an ornamental finish to the apex of a gable. It is painted in the temple of Wingless Victory in Athens, Greece.

Greek Akroter

The Greek akroter serves as an ornamental finish to the apex of a gable. It is painted in the temple…

This Greek akroter is painted in Acropolis, Athens. It serves as the ornamental finish to the apex of a gable.

Greek Akroter

This Greek akroter is painted in Acropolis, Athens. It serves as the ornamental finish to the apex of…

This modern French akroter was designed by Architect Renaud. It serves as an ornamental finish to the apex of a gable.

Modern French Akroter

This modern French akroter was designed by Architect Renaud. It serves as an ornamental finish to the…

This modern French akroter was designed by Architect Renaud. This design is located in the Orleans railway station. It serves as an ornamental finish to the apex of a gable.

Modern French Akroter

This modern French akroter was designed by Architect Renaud. This design is located in the Orleans railway…

"Belfry or Bell-gable, Idbury, Oxfordshire." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Belfry

"Belfry or Bell-gable, Idbury, Oxfordshire." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

"Or, a chevron gules. CHEVRON. This ordinary is supposed to represent the rafters of the gable of a house." -Hall, 1862

Chevron

"Or, a chevron gules. CHEVRON. This ordinary is supposed to represent the rafters of the gable of a…

Argent, two chevronels, gules. The diminutives of the chevron, according to English Heraldry, are the chevronel, which is half the breadth of the chevron. -Hall, 1862

Shield Showing Chevron

Argent, two chevronels, gules. The diminutives of the chevron, according to English Heraldry, are the…

"Finial, 15th Century. In architecture, the ornamental termination or apex of a pinnacle, canopy, gable, or the like, consisting usually of a knob or composition of foliage." -Whitney, 1911

Finial of the 15th Century

"Finial, 15th Century. In architecture, the ornamental termination or apex of a pinnacle, canopy, gable,…

"Finial, A. D. 1230, Cathedral of Amiens, France. In architecture, the ornamental termination or apex of a pinnacle, canopy, gable, or the like, consisting usually of a knob or composition of foliage." -Whitney, 1911

Finial from the Cathedral of Amiens

"Finial, A. D. 1230, Cathedral of Amiens, France. In architecture, the ornamental termination or apex…

A gable

Gable

A gable

A gable is the triangular part of an exterior wall between the side walls and the slopes of the roof.

Gable

A gable is the triangular part of an exterior wall between the side walls and the slopes of the roof.

"Gable of the South Transept Door of Notre Dame, Paris; 13th century." -Whitney, 1911

Gable at Notre Dame de Paris

"Gable of the South Transept Door of Notre Dame, Paris; 13th century." -Whitney, 1911

A 1/2 gable

Half Gable

A 1/2 gable

A house designed with double gables, which give an effect of roominess and comfort.

Double Gables

A house designed with double gables, which give an effect of roominess and comfort.

Of a less ambitious class were those monuments erected in honor of the victorious choragus in musical competitions. In these structures the tripod, as the reward of victory, was borne in mind. An instance of this style of building is preserved to us in the choragic monument of Lysicrates.

Finial of the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates

Of a less ambitious class were those monuments erected in honor of the victorious choragus in musical…

The top ornaments perforated crest is the top ornament of a gable. It was designed by architect Eisenlohr of Carlsruhe.

Top Ornament Perforated Crest

The top ornaments perforated crest is the top ornament of a gable. It was designed by architect Eisenlohr…

The Greek Sepulchral stele-crest is a form of an akroter. This design is an ornamental finish to the apex of a gable.

Greek Sepulchral Stele-Crest

The Greek Sepulchral stele-crest is a form of an akroter. This design is an ornamental finish to the…

"The gable cross of Washburn Chirch in Worcestershire." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Worcestershire

"The gable cross of Washburn Chirch in Worcestershire." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893