caryatid

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a supporting column carved in the shape of a person

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In fact, the Prince of Conde was attentively scrutinizing these two images of desolation, standing like caryatides on either side of the nave of the church.
Morrel obeyed; the count arose, and unlocking a closet with a key suspended from his gold chain, took from it a little silver casket, beautifully carved and chased, the corners of which represented four bending figures, similar to the Caryatides, the forms of women, symbols of the angels aspiring to heaven.
Six caryatides, or marble women, clad in flowing robes, support the portico of the Temple of Hercules, but the porticos and colonnades of the other structures are formed of massive Doric and Ionic pillars, whose flutings and capitals are still measurably perfect, notwithstanding the centuries that have gone over them and the sieges they have suffered.
Louis XIV had gold embroidered caryatides fifteen feet high in his apartment.
As part of the European of Capital Pafos2017 events, and with the support of the French Institute of Cyprus, the Compagnie Retouramont group will perform an aerial dance under the name The Dance of the Caryatides.