Illustrated Architecture Dictionary

Round pediment
Also called a segmental pediment

A rounded pediment

Pediment: A triangular gable across a portico, door or window; any similar triangular decorative piece over a doorway, fireplace, etc.

Found in classical Greek and Roman architecture and derivatives, including Beaux Arts Classicism, Classical Revival, Federal, Georgian Revival, Greek Revival, Neoclassicism, Renaissance Revival, Second Empire

See also: Segmental arch


Examples from Buffalo architecture

Other examples:


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