Collection: Antiquities Collection

A caryatid (/kæriˈætɪd/ kair-ee-AT-id; Greek: Καρυάτις, plural: Καρυάτιδες) The Greek term karyatides literally means "maidens of Karyai", an ancient town of Peloponnese with a famous temple dedicated to the goddess Artemis The best-known and most-copied examples are those of the six figures of the Caryatid Porch of the Erechtheion on the Acropolis at Athens. The Caryatids despise our anorexic age. They are robust and airy at the same time. They look alike, but each one is unique. The body is cleansed and breaths under the Doric-pleated veil, magnetizing with that vague game of hidden and evident, between the bare shoulders and the juicy body. The hair is long, loosely tied back. The hairstyle has even become an art history lesson at Connecticut University, Their bulky, intricately arranged hairstyles serve the crucial purpose of providing static support to their necks, which would otherwise be the thinnest and structurally weakest part.
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