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The one on this side is resigned, and as beautiful as a caryatid.

She stands in the field like a caryatid, like a symbol of fertile nature.

I do not know its history, though some one assured me that it was a caryatid.

It stood probably in the portico and may have served as a Caryatid.

A restricted use of the Caryatid Porch is a certain inference from the following facts.

A procession moving from the Propylaea to the Caryatid Porch had exactly the background of the sculptured figures.

In a word the Caryatid Porch is not an arbitrary creation but is related in thought to the cult of the temple.

Caryatid, kar-i-at′id, n. a female figure used instead of a column to support an entablature:—pl.

She upheaved the heavy flour-sack to the same secure shelf with the upraised palms of an Egyptian caryatid.

Then he noticed Alicia, sitting motionless in her seat, just as he had left her, with the expressionless face of a caryatid.

WORD ORIGIN

"carved female figure used as a column," 1560s, from Middle French cariatide, from Latin caryatides, from Greek Karyatides (singular Karyatis) "priestesses of Artemis at Caryae" (Greek Karyai), a town in Laconia where dance festivals were held in Artemis' temple.

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