An ancient Greek statue in which the head, hands and feet of the figure are carved in expensive stone, such as marble, and the trunk of the figure is made of less expensive material, such as wood or limestone. This technique was practiced as late as the 4th century BCE. Using different materials for different body parts was common in ancient Greek sculpture. See also: chryselephantine.

The Goddess of Morgantina. Ca. 425-400 BCE. Archaeological Museum of Aidone, Italy. In this acrolithic statue the head, arms and feet were sculpted in Parian marble, while local limestone was used for the rest.