Caryatid is called the sculpture that has a female figure and is used in architecture instead of columns as a decorative support in gates, facades, cornice, friezes, roofs and so on. The word Caryatid in ancient Greek means “maidens of Karyai” (a city near Sparta).
In ancient architectural art, especially in the Ionian style, the columns are often replaced by the representation of a bold female figure.
The Caryatids have their hands free, while the weight rests simply and lightly on the head.
The classic form of Caryatid is dressed in simple but flattering veils and tunics. It has a straight and lean body, and the legs closed or one leg light forward without walking.
We meet Caryatids in several temples of antiquity. Some of them are the Acropolis Erechtheion, the Temple of the Siphnian Treasury in Delphi, as well as the small Propylaea of Eleusis.
Finally, the recent excavation at the Kasta Hill of Amphipolis revealed, among other things, that two Caryatids supported the second vault of the tomb.
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