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  • n. Plural form of caryatid.


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  • There will be statues of Dacians conquered by Hadrian in 101-106 AD, a set of splendid pillars in human form, called caryatids, from the Forum of Augustus, as well as a series of medieval ceramics among the ruins.


  • Further on, Herbert Baker's Rotunda, constructed between the wars, proudly boasts Soane's original classical 'caryatids' rescued from the inner dome of the Old Dividend Office before demolition.


  • Stern-faced caryatids with gilded wings support card tables, above legs carved as muscular lions' paws; gilded acanthus leaves curl around the pillars of center tables and sideboards.

    Furniture for a Young Nation

  • Choi+Shine added: “Like the statues of Easter Island, it is envisioned that these 150-foot-tall modern caryatids will take on a quiet authority, belonging to their landscape yet serving the people, silently transporting electricity across all terrain, day and night, sunshine or snow.”

    The Choi+Shine submission for the Icelandic High-Voltage Electrical Pylon International Design Competition | clusterflock

  • Hooked, he leaned forward too; their foreheads nearly touched, like caryatids without a lintel.

    Naked Cruelty

  • Supporting the pediment were a pair of beautiful, naked women—caryatids, she remembered from college art class—who, like Joss, accepted their fate with unblinking stoicism.

    Aching for Always

  • The architecture of the museum shared many of the same features—massive stonework, statues that were strikingly similar to the lovely caryatids and other sculptured figures created by the masterful Grecian artists, columns topped by Ionic capitals, and acroteria—the elaborately carved figures adorning the corners and tops of pediments.


  • These are flanked by 1.7 meter 5.6 feet tall standing monsters that act as caryatids;

    Banteay Chhmar 1937 - Ancient Khmer City in Cambodia | Angkor Wat Apsara & Devata: Khmer Women in Divine Context

  • Other outcrops and ravines were more dreamlike yet ... was that a unicorn's head, was that a colonnade of caryatids, was that an icicle bower ...?

    The Clique

  • However, Karl and the stoker kept walking until they came to a door under a small pediment resting on small, gilded caryatids.

    The Metamorphosis, in The Penal Colony,and Other Stories


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