Acropolis, Erechtheum, south elevation, Porch of the Maidens
A roof support, or engaged wall figure which gives the illusion of support, in the form of a carved female figure. The male equivalent of the caryatid is the ATLANTES figure.
Artform: ARCHITECTURE, Pre-19th Century
Artist Dates: active 430s-c405 BCE
Country/Culture: Ancient Greece
Date: 421-405 BCE
Museum: © Davis Art Images
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