Artist

unknown (Greek (ancient))

Date

421-405 BCE (creation)

Alternate Title

Erechtheion: Porch of the Maidens

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Description

The most influential caryatids in architectural history were, however, those in the south porch of the Erechtheion on the Athenian Acropolis (see also ATHENS, §II, 1(I) AND (II)). Instead of two maidens, in antis and on separate pedestals, the Erechtheion was given six standing prostyle on a high parapet

Description Source

Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/shared/views/home.html

Culture

Greek (ancient)

Keywords

architectural exteriors, mythology (Classical)

Classification

Architecture and City Planning

Work Type

buildings; religious buildings

Style Period

Classical

Work Technique

construction

Location

Acropolis, Athenian (Athens, Perifereia Protevousis, Greece)

Material

marble

File Type

jpg

Keywords

architectural exteriors, mythology (Classical)

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