acrolith - Acrolith (Gr. akron, extremity; lithos, stone); acrolith - This name is given to the earliest examples of Greek statuary and marks the transition from ' the use of wood to that of stone and marble. The trunk of an acrolith was of wood, either carved to represent drapery and then gilded, or covered with actual cloth hanging in folds; the head, feet and hands were in stone. These early statues represented either a god or a priest. See Chryselephantine.