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The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Classical studies
Length:
650 words
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Sculpted female figure (equivalent to the male Atlantid) used in place of a column. Caryatids first appeared in ancient ...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
144 words
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1

Sculpted female figure (equivalent to the male Atlantid or telamon) used in place of a column in Greek and Roman ...

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The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
164 words

female figures employed as weight-bearing elements in architecture and decorative arts. According to Vitruvius (De architectura 1.1.5) they symbolized ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
130 words

A carved female figure, usually clad in long robes, serving as a column. Caryatids were first used in Greek architecture ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
38 words

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The sculptured female figure used in place of a column to support an entablature or architrave. Some of the

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Andrew F. Stewart

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
200 words

a Greek term for column-shafts carved in the form of draped women; male equivalents were called Atlantides (see atlas ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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64 words

A sculptured female figure used as a column to support an *entablature. The term carytades derives from Vitruvius (...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006
a stone carving of a draped female figure, used as a pillar to support the entablature of a Greek or Greek-style building. The name comes (in the mid 16th century) via French and Italian ... More

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