Greek Column Caryatid Caryatis Acropolis Athens Greek Roman Alabaster Statue 9.8″
Caryatid Column Acropolis Athens Greek Roman Alabaster Statue 9.8″
Height: 9.8 inches (25 cm)
Width: 2.2 inches (5.6 cm)
Depth: 2 inches (5 cm)
Weight: 0.93 lbs (425 gr)
Caryatis is a sculpted female figure serving as an architectural support taking the place of a column or a pillar supporting an entablature on her head. The Greek term karyatides literally means “maidens of Karyai”, an ancient town near Sparta. Karyai had a famous temple dedicated to the goddess Artemis in her aspect of Artemis Karyatis. The best-known and most copied examples are those of the six figures of the Κaryatid Porch of the Erechtheion on the Acropolis at Athens
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