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The Caryatid Porch on the south side of the Erechtheion, Acropolis, Athens, Greece at My Favourite Planet

The Caryatid Porch on the south side of the Erechtheion
   

The east side of the Caryatid porch, Erechtheion, Athens, Greece at My Favourite Planet

The east side of the Caryatid porch.
 

Caryatids from the Erechtheion in the New Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece at My Favourite Planet

Five of the original caryatids in the New Acropolis Museum.
 

Caryatids of the Erechtheion, Acropolis, Athens, Greece at My Favourite Planet

Left: One of the copies of the caryatids on the Erechtheion.

Centre: An original caryatid in the British Museum
(part of the "Elgin Marbles") [1].

Right: One of the original caryatids in the Acropolis Museum.
 
Erechtheion Notes, references and links
 

1. Caryatid in the British Museum

The caryatid was removed from the Erechtheion by agents of Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin, 11th Earl of Kincardine (1766-1841), from 1799 to 1803 British ambassador to the Ottoman court in Constantinople (Istanbul). It was among several Classical sculptures taken by Elgin from Athens, known as the "Elgin Marbles" or "Parthenon Marbles", that were shipped to England 1801-1812 and later purchased for the British Museum.

Pentelic marble, circa 415 BC.
Height 2.31 metres.

British Museum, London.
Department Greek and Roman Antiquities.
Inv. No. 1816,0610.128 (Sculpture 407).
Purchased from Lord Elgin in 1816.
 

An original Caryatid in the British Museum, London at My Favourite Planet

Detail of the Caryatid in the British Museum,
part of the "Elgin Marbles".
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