Friday, 20 July 2012

Caryatids Definition - Ancient Architecture

The Caryatid Porch of the Erechtheion,
Athens,  421-407 B.C.
A Caryatid is a stone carving of a draped female figure, which is used both as a decorative architectural feature and primarily as a column to support the entablature of a an ancient Greek temple. Or for a Grecian-style building which emulates various motifs inspired by classical architecture.