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  caryatid - Encyclopedia.com
caryatid, a sculptured female figure serving as an ornamental support in place of a column or pilaster.
It was a frequently used motif in architecture, furniture, and garden sculpture during the Renaissance, the 18th cent., and notably, the classic revival of the 19th cent., when caryatids were popular as mantelpiece supports.
Caryatid is the name given to a carved female figure which was used as...
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  Caryatid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Caryatid Porch of the Erechtheion, Athens, 421–407 BCE
A caryatid (also spelt Karyatid), is a sculpted female figure serving as an architectural support taking the place of a column or a pillar supporting an entablature on her head.
In modern times, the practice of integrating caryatids into building facades was revived in the later 16th century and, from the examples engraved for Sebastiano Serlio's treatise on architecture, became a fixture in the decorative vocabulary of Northern Mannerism expressed by the Fontainebleau School and the engravers of designs in Antwerp.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Caryatid   (677 words)

 The Parthenon Shot by Shot
The caryatid model: During the Basel scanning trip, we were able to scan their cast of one of the caryatid columns.
This caryatid was built as the second column from right on the porch; the original is currently on display in the British Museum in a room outside the Duveen Gallery.
The remaining caryatids in Athens have removed to the Acropolis Museum; the ones seen on the current temple are replicas.
www.debevec.org /Parthenon/ShotByShot/sequence02   (1349 words)

 Caryatid Column
A caryatid column is 7 feet tall and weighs around 1,500 pounds.
Caryatid columns have darkvision with a range of 60 feet.
A caryatid column’s body is chiseled from a single block of hard stone, such as granite, weighing at least 1,500 pounds.
www.enworld.org /cc/converted/construct/caryatid_column.htm   (276 words)

 Stool: Kneeling Female Caryatid [Democratic Republic of Congo; Luba or Shankadi] (1978.412.317) | Object Page | ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Those incorporating female caryatids give expression to the Luba conception of the female body as a spiritual receptacle that supports divine kingship.
This particular caryatid displays filed teeth, a practice of beautification thought to render spoken language more "sweet" by weaving words and sentences into utterances of admirable clarity and beauty.
Blue and white beads such as those that embellish this caryatid are worn by important members of the court and provide spiritual protection for their owners.
www.metmuseum.org /toah/hd/sava/hod_1978.412.317.htm   (351 words)

 Archaeology Wordsmith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The female counterpart is the caryatid, but it is not similarly posed.
Most often, a caryatid supported a porch, entablature, or a colonnade and was in the form of a draped woman bearing it on her head.
Caryatids were used in the Roman emperor Hadrian's Villa at Tivoli, the villa Albani at Rome, two colossal figures at Eleusis, in Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa's Pantheon, and in the colonnade surrounding the forum of Augustus at Rome.
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 ArtLex's Car-Caz page
The word caryatid is Greek, and originally referred to maidens of Caryae in Laconia who performed ritual dances at the festival of Artemis.
The photographs to the left and right were made before the caryatids were removed from the Erechtheion in the early 1990s, because they were being damaged by air pollution.
Caryatid Stool, 19th century, wood, metal studs, height 24 inches (61 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.
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 Aleph-Null: Caryatid CMS Features and Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Caryatid data is stored in XML, a standards based extensible content format that is easily tailored to your needs.
Caryatid is broken into to "pieces" -- the administration segment, which handles writing, publishing, and managing of the content, and the 'public' segment, which is responsible for delivering the content to the end user.
The Caryatid core is written in Object-oriented style with hooks for content modules (of which Article and FAQ are provided).
www.aleph-null.tv /go.php?doc=20050111-155222.xml   (667 words)

 Caryatid - Public Art in Central Christchurch - Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu
Mark Whyte's sculpture Caryatid was one of four sculptures commissioned in 1988 for the new Justice Department buildings.
A select committee chose three of the art works for the site, while another was commissioned in consultation with the Ngai Tahu Trust Board.
The word caryatid generally refers to a female figure used as a pillar to support entablature
www.christchurchartgallery.org.nz /Publications/1997/PublicArtInChristchurch/Caryatid   (255 words)

 Rodin works
The word "Caryatid" originally referred to "women from Carie" (a region around the ancient cities Halicarnassis and Cnide) who were taken as captives by the Greek because they had supported the Persians.
While these versions have a definite male appearance and erect attitude, 'The Fallen Caryatid' Rodin created ten years later was a smooth and feminine figure, collapsing under the burden of her huge stone.
Rodin's sculpture 'Fallen Angel' is a combination of 'The Caryatid's' figure with the female body from 'Eternal Springtime', which in turn features the 'Torso of Adèle'.
www.rodin-web.org /works/1881_caryatid.htm   (788 words)

 caryatid: Blogs, Photos, Videos and more on Technorati
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 Caryatid - ENCYCLOPEDIA - The History Channel UK
caryatid, a sculptured female figure serving as an ornamental support in place of a column or pilaster.
It was a frequently used motif in architecture, furniture, and garden sculpture during the Renaissance, the 18th cent., and notably, the classic revival
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 The Mavens' Word of the Day   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
A caryatid, to use the normal singular form, is an architectural column in the form of a sculptured female figure.
The usual plural forms in English are caryatids, a normal English plural, and caryatides, an English adoption of the Latin plural.
As a personal aside, I first encountered the word caryatid in Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land (also the source of grok), in reference to the Rodin sculpture The Fallen Caryatid with Urn, which you can see a picture of here.
www.randomhouse.com /wotd/index.pperl?date=19980527   (276 words)

 Amazon.com: Cruise of the Commissioner (Sequel to, Captain of the Caryatid): Books: Richard Woodman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
It was an accident when the CARYATID, a ship in the Celtic lighthouse service, crashed into the Mermaid Bakery.
Stanier is eager for power and influence -- and the prospect of open-cast mining in the area holds considerable appeal.
As tension builds and old loyalties are put to the test, Stanier exerts his authority over Macready once more, forcing him to put to sea in a dangerous storm.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/072782239X?v=glance   (653 words)

 FanFiction.Net : Dictionary & Thesaurus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
4 definitions found From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 : Caryatic \Car`y*at"ic\, Caryatid \Car`y*at"id\, a.
[1913 Webster] From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 : Caryatid \Car`y*at"id\, n.; pl. Caryatids.
[See Caryatides.] (Arch.) A draped female figure supporting an entablature, in the place of a column or pilaster.
www.fanfiction.net /dictionary.php?word=caryatid   (88 words)

 French Metro Antiques For Elegant Furnishings, Accessories And More Treasures From France
The reign of Louis XIII was from 1610 to 1649, but the Louis XIII style extended to the beginning of Louis XIV's reign in 1661.
The Empire style was propaganda for the Emperor Napoléon I. The Emperor was for France her Alexander the Great, her Caesar, and the analogy was no more visible than in the monumental style that harkened back to the ancients.
Black caryatids were used a legs and support stands on tables.
www.frenchmetro.com /learn.html   (9001 words)

 Norton Museum of Art: Starlight Seaform Macchia - gifts - the museum store - West Palm Beach Florida
The term "caryatid" is derived from the Greek word for the women of Caryae Greece, and refers to sculptures of female figures which were used as supporting structures in ancient Greek temples.
Inspired by the classic stylized essence of form depicted in primitive art, Amedeo Modigliani produced this figure that was never constructed.
and is adapted from the image "Rose Caryatid", 1914 by Amedeo Modigliani.
www.norton.org /store/modigliani.htm   (226 words)

 Dave's Garden: caryatid's Garden Site
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 Caryatid   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The sight of maidens supporting a great weight of stone might have offended the Athenians if the sculptor had been less skillful.
In the carving of each of the maidens, caryatids as they are architecturally called, he depicted a tranquil composure and a display of flowing grace through the sculpting of the deep folds of the clinging garments.
To offset the feeling of burdensome weight he allowed the folds of the garment over the weight sustaining leg to fall with a straightness that resembled the fluting of a column while the inner leg appears comfortably relaxed.
www.sculpturegallery.com /sculpture/caryatid.html   (204 words)

 Stock Photo: Building With Caryatid - Acclaim Stock Photography
Stock Photo Description: Stock photo of a building with two styles of windows and a caryatid supporting a small porch.
The practice of using a draped female figure as a supporting column goes back to 6th century B.C. Greece and was revived in the 19th century.
The caryatid has been cleaned, while the rest of the building appears grimy.
www.acclaimimages.com /_gallery/_pages/0154-0601-1906-3857.html   (164 words)

 Speculation of candidates seeking Nagin's job grows   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Others may wish to address whether or not she will be a "viable" candidate.
I had to deal with her in the Terrell campaign.
Please join my campaign, and help me continue the job of making New Orleans the best place in the world to live and to work.
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 Fallen Caryatid With Stone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Years ago, Robert Heinlein used this statue in one of his stories to attempt to show beauty where apparently there was none.
This poor little caryatid has fallen under the load.
Serious, unhappy at her failure, not blaming anyone, not even the gods...and still trying to shoulder her load, after she's crumpled under it.
www.phototour.com /echtml/caryatid_3049.html   (209 words)

Amethyst Caryatid: doorway to daydreams (of Tom 3)
Briefly me: male, way over 18, BS in Computer Science, minor in History of Science, know a little Spanish, birthstone Amethyst, sign Aquarius, omnivore.
Caryatid: a female sculpture supporting a ceiling or archway, often used in classical Greek architechture.
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 The Official Dark and Shattered Lands Forums: w-elf > mino   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
A caryatid is burned by a fire dagger.
A lightning bolt leaps from Yaelin's hand and arcs to a caryatid.
The sliced-off arm of a caryatid is lying here.
www.dsl-mud.org /forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=19366   (10642 words)

 a momentary vignette | caryatid
A caryatid is a sculptured female figure used as a column to support an entablature or similar element.
The carved figures originated in ancient Greek and Roman architecture and can be seen in such structures as the Erechtheum.
For more information about caryatids and ancient myths, visit mythography!
www.loggia.com /vignette/814b.html   (77 words)

 Amedeo Modigliani - Caryatid - Art Print - globalgallery.com
Amedeo Modigliani - Caryatid - Art Print - globalgallery.com
Amedeo Modigliani, Caryatid is also available in the custom finished options listed below.
Our hand-crafted finishing options are guaranteed for quality.
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 www.MtgNews.com - Ravnica Carven Caryatid
Defender When Carven Caryatid comes into play, draw a card
Though not as splashable as Wall of Blossoms, Caryatid does present some interesting possibilities, even in multicolor decks...
This product is not published or endorsed by Wizards of the Coast, Inc.
www.mtgnews.com /F/Topic/1126414132993_Ravnica___Carven_Caryatid.html   (484 words)

 Caryatid   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Similar figures with baskets on their heads are known as "
The male counterparts of caryatids are known as atlantes.
Found in classical Greek and Roman architecture and derivatives, including
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