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CARYATIDES (Latinized from the Greek;...

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Originally appearing in Volume V05, Page 439 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CARYATIDES (Latinized from the Greek; the plural of Caryatis, i.e. a woman of Caryae in Laconia), in architecture, the term given to the draped female figures used for piers or supports, as found in the porticos of the Erechtheum and of the Treasury of Cnidus at Delphi (see GREEK ART, fig. 17).
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