31st July 2012

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Caryatids
The South Porch of the Erechtheion
Athens, Greece
The beautifully sculpted statues are disguised pillars. Each one is sculpted in a manner different from the others and engineered in such a way that their slenderest part, the neck, is capable of supporting the weight of the porch roof while remaining graceful and feminine.
http://www.greece-athens.com/photo.php?photo_id=116
(Ref. http://christchurchartgallery.org.nz/media/uploads/2010_07/PublicArt-ChCh-1997.pdf)

Caryatids

The South Porch of the Erechtheion

Athens, Greece

The beautifully sculpted statues are disguised pillars. Each one is sculpted in a manner different from the others and engineered in such a way that their slenderest part, the neck, is capable of supporting the weight of the porch roof while remaining graceful and feminine.

http://www.greece-athens.com/photo.php?photo_id=116

(Ref. http://christchurchartgallery.org.nz/media/uploads/2010_07/PublicArt-ChCh-1997.pdf)

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