Caryatid Caryatis Kore bronze Ancient Greek aged Great statue sculpture artifact
Kore (Greek: maiden; plural korai) is the name given to a type of free-standing ancient Greek sculpture of the Archaic period. A caryatid (Greek: ,'plural:') 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. The Greek term karyatides literally means "maidens of Karyai", an ancient town of Peloponnese. Karyai had a famous temple dedicated to the goddess Artemis in her aspect of Artemis Karyatis: "As Karyatis she rejoiced in the dances of the nut-tree village of Karyai, those Karyatides, who in their ecstatic round-dance carried on their heads baskets of live reeds, as if they were dancing plants". A Great Museum reproduction Created with the traditional lost wax technique!! By the late Archaic period 500-480 B. , sphyrelaton went out of use and lost wax casting became the preferred method for producing bronze statuary. W idth : 20.5cm - 8 inches. Depth: 15.5cm - 6 inches.
The item "Caryatid Caryatis Kore bronze Ancient Greek aged Great statue sculpture artifact" is in sale since Thursday, August 7, 2014. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antiquities\Reproductions".
The seller is "greek-demigods" and is located in Athens, Nea Smirni. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Material: Bronze
- Bronze: High quality artifact