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Triangular pediment
PED a ment

Architecture

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

"Pediment" is possibly a garbling of "pyramid."

Raking cornices: the sloping edges of a pediment

In Gothic architecture, triangular pediments are known as gables

See also: Broken pediment    .....     Segmental pediment    ......   Swan's neck pediment


Examples from Buffalo:

Other examples:


Photos and their arrangement 2002 Chuck LaChiusa
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