Another important argument is furnished by the certain use of terracotta plates as acroteria.
We have also several figures of Victory, which probably were acroteria on some smaller temple, perhaps that of Artemis.
The acroteria, painted in black and red on the natural surface of poros stone, take the shape of palmettes and lotuses.
That is, the original material of the acroteria was the same used in the whole covering of the roof, namely terracotta.
The relief is bounded by two pilasters surmounted by a pediment, with acroteria.
At the first opening of the ruins twenty-five statues were discovered, besides the four female figures belonging to the acroteria.
The apex and corners of the gable were provided with acroteria, standing upon special bases.
The acroteria were ornaments placed above the centre of the pediments.
On the acroteria, or pedestal, at the top, is a colossal statue of S. Michael with vestments adorned by a gilded pattern.
Casts from two fragments of acroteria, probably from the western pediment.