File:Frontons. A pediment is an element in classical, neoclassical and baroque architecture, and derivatives therefrom, consisting of a gable, originally of a triangular shape, placed above the horizontal structure of the entablature, typically supported by columns. The tympanum, or triangular area within the pediment, was often decorated with relief sculpture depicting scenes from Greek and Roman mythology or allegorical figures.
Pewter hands, solid casting, With silver leaves. Allegorical sculpture of the myth of Daphne and Apollo. In Greek mythology Apollo, the son of Zeus fell in love with Daphne, daughter of river god Peneus. Apollo's affections were unrequited and in a desperate attempt to end his pursuit, Daphne turned herself into a Laurel tree. Apollo wore a Laurel wreath as a symbol of his affection for his lost love.