A female figure used as an architectural support.
(Also Erechtheum) An ancient Greek temple on the Acropolis in Athens, Greece.
About 421–406 BC
There are six Caryatids on the Caryatid Porch of the Erechtheion.
The current six figures on the Caryatid Porch in Athens are replicas. Five of the originals are in the Acropolis Museum/Athens and the sixth is in the British Museum/London.
The Caryatids do not match (including face, hair, etc.). Also three are standing on their left foot and three are standing on their right foot.
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