acrolithus

acrolithus, a, um (ἀκρόλιθος), am äußersten Ende von Stein, statua, Statue, deren bekleidetem od. vergoldetem Körper von Holz Teile (Kopf, Hände u. Füße) von Marmor angesetzt waren, Treb. Poll. trig. tyr. 32, 5; vgl. Vitr. 2, 8, 11.


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