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    Pediment - Architectural elements

    A pediment is an architectural element located above an entrance or façade of a building. It is usually located at the top of the frontispiece, which is the vertical part between the columns or pillars of a structure.

    The pediment is usually triangular in shape, although it can also be curved or domed in some cases. It may be decorated with carvings, reliefs or other artistic elements. The sculptures in a pediment often represent a theme or symbolism related to the function or history of the building.

    The pediment is a common feature in classical architecture, particularly in Greek

    ... Roman architecture, where it was used to adorn temples and public buildings. It has also been adopted in other architectural styles, such as neoclassicism.

    Pediments can be found on a variety of structures, including religious buildings, palaces, museums, government institutions and monuments. They are often considered important architectural elements that add aesthetic appeal and a commanding presence to a building.

    In addition to their decorative role, pediments can also serve as a visual medium for inscriptions, symbols or coats of arms, providing information about the building or its owner.

    In contemporary architecture, the concept of the pediment can be revisited or creatively interpreted in a variety of forms and styles that depart from classical conventions while maintaining a distinctive architectural presence.

    Pediments are usually made by craftsmen, sculptors or construction companies specialising in architecture and decoration.

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