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The Beautiful Caryatid Porch in Athens

23 Feb
Caryatid Porch/Erechtheion on the Acropolis in Athens, Greece

Caryatid Porch/Erechtheion on the Acropolis in Athens, Greece

Caryatid:
A female figure used as an architectural support.

The Erechtheion:
(Also Erechtheum) An ancient Greek temple on the Acropolis in Athens, Greece.

Date:
About 421–406 BC

How Many:
There are six Caryatids on the Caryatid Porch of the Erechtheion.

Originals/Replicas:
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.

http://www.theacropolismuseum.gr/en/content/erechtheion

http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=459389&partId=1

Differences:
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.

Sources:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caryatid
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erechtheion

Lynn 🙂
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