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caryatid

A carved female figure, usually clad in long robes, serving as a column. They were first used in Greek architecture and the most famous caryatids are on the Erechtheum at Athens (c.421–406 ...

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Patrick Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006

...of her work was exported to the colonies, Russia, and North and South America. Many Coade stone ornaments are still to be seen in English gardens—a fine urn at Killerton , a pair of crouching lions at Audley End (Essex), busts of Nelson and Raleigh in Bicton Park (Devon), and a caryatid at Anglesey Abbey . European gardens from Roman times onwards were sometimes embellished with works of art by some of the greatest artists of their time. The tradition continued throughout the 20th century with notable sculptures by artists such as Jacques Maillol ( 1861–1944...

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