The view seen by a Caryatid of the Erechtheion.

Across the distance, the Acropolis museum cradled within its protective walls its legendary treasures, lulling them to a peaceful sleep under the eerie light from the heavens.

Amedeo Modigliani’s massive, lyrical Caryatid sculpture.

Amedeo Modigliani - Kneeling Caryatid Museum Of Modern Art, NYC

Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas

Caryatides from the Treasury of the Cnidians at Delphi

Greek again, but I thought the image of a portal flanked by two female figures could be useful.

Monochrome, Shadows, Darkness, Monochrome Painting, Ombre

Caryae sided with the Persian enemies against Greece... the Greeks... took the town, killed the men... and carried off their wives into slavery... burdened with the weight of their shame and so making atonement for their State. Architects... designed for public buildings statues of these women, placed to carry a load, in order that the sin and the punishment of the people of Caryae might be known and handed down to posterity."  Vitruvius, De architectura (I.1.5)

Caryae sided with the Persian enemies against Greece... the Greeks... took the town, killed the men... and carried off their wives into slavery... burdened with the weight of their shame and so making atonement for their State. Architects... designed for public buildings statues of these women, placed to carry a load, in order that the sin and the punishment of the people of Caryae might be known and handed down to posterity." Vitruvius, De architectura (I.1.5)

Castel Nuovo

Castel Nuovo

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