Karyatis

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Karyatis
The original statues which supported the Erechtheion porch
are now sheltered in the Acropolis museum.
They were put there to protect the marble surface from
the modern Athenian air which contains sulfur and polverizes
the outer crystals of the stone. 420-410 BCE
Marble, 2.30 m tall (7'7")

 

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