Example sentences for: pediment

How can you use “pediment” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The museum displays pieces of the ornate decorative pediment that adorned the temples, and dedications to Athena herself found in the inner sanctuary.

  • The walls of the interior were removed during the Byzantine era, and the north corner (column and pediment) was removed by Elgin and taken to London with the “Elgin marbles.”

  • The simple, rounded female figures were funerary or religious objects and are in total contrast to the intricate pediment and frieze carvings and religious statuary found at temples on the Acropolis and in the Acropolis Museum.

  • The seated figures of Plato and Socrates sit guarding the Academy entrance and an intricately carved pediment depicts the gods and goddesses of the ancient world; these were sculpted by Leonídas Drósis.

  • Re-opened in 1995 after undergoing renovations, the gallery boasts the finest art bookstore in Budapest, not to mention a beautiful exterior, with a splendid pediment mosaic of St. Stephen in his role as patron saint of the arts.


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