Looking for erechtheion find out information about erechtheion gr erechtheion, temple in pentelic marble, on the acropolis at athens one of the masterpieces of greek architecture, it was constructed between c421 bc explanation of erechtheion. Erechtheion while the parthenon was the most impressive temple on the acropolis, another building, the erechtheion was built to accommodate the religious rituals that the old temple housed. The erechtheion and the porch of the caryatids drew mcdermott 14 december 2012 introduction the erechtheion was an important place for religion on the acropolis. The erechtheion (or erechtheum) the real stars of the erechtheion are without doubt the caryatids of the south porch the erechtheion, named after the demi-god erechtheus, the mythical athenian king.
The famous caryatids of the erechtheion on the acropole in athens x caryatids in the hadrian villa in tivoli, 2nd century × caryatid caryatids in the hadrian villa in tivoli, 2nd. Caryatid from the erechtheion © the trustees of the british museum 00034504001 the acropolis, athens, greece, around 420 bc one of six who served in place of columns in a porch of the temple. Pentelic marble caryatid from the erechtheion this is one of six female figures that supported the architrave in the south porch of the erechtheion. Questions of chronology and symbolism - - caryatids ly bemerkungen über die vierte und fünte karyatide des erechtheion. Caryatid (south porch) and ionic column (north porch), erechtheion on the acropolis, athens, marble, 421-407 bce, classical period (british museum, london.
The most influential caryatids in architectural history were, however, those in the south porch of the erechtheion on the athenian acropolis (see also athens, §ii, 1(i) and (ii)) instead of two maidens, in antis and on separate pedestals, the erechtheion was given six standing prostyle on a high parapet. We're in the british museum, and we're looking at one of the caryatids from the erechtheion from the acropolis in athens that's a lot of information. Professional quality erechtheion images and pictures at very affordable prices the porch of the caryatids of erechtheion temple in acropolis in athens, greece image erechtheion temple in acropolis in athens, greece foto.
The erechtheion caryatid and ionic column from the erechtheion temple of athena nike on the athenian acropolis nike adjusting her sandal, temple of athena nike, acropolis, athens grave stele of hegeso late classical capitoline venus (copy of the aphrodite of knidos. Caryatids are female figures serving as supports the most likely derivation of their name is from the young women of sparta who danced every year in honou. Below it stood the grave of kekrops, another legendary king of athens a building inscription of the erechtheion refers to the caryatids simply as korai (maidens), while the name caryatids was assigned at a later time.
Shop for erechtheion on etsy, the place to express your creativity through the buying and selling of handmade and vintage goods. A caryatid 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 th. Five of the six statues of korai (caryatids) which supported the roof of the south porch of the erechtheion. High-resolution versions of our original photographs are available for purchase for you to use in printed publications or elsewhere contact us for further information be sure to make a note of the url of the photos you are interested in.
The erechtheion temple (properly the erechtheion) is a temple in greece that appears in the snes, dos, and deluxe versions of mario is missing the erechtheion is known for its six caryatids, large statues that replace columns. Erechtheion definition, a temple at athens on the acropolis, begun c420 bc, having two ionic porches and a porch of caryatids: regarded as one of the finest examples of classical architecture see more.
The construction of the erechtheion, the temple of athena polias erechtheion - classical greek art the construction of the erechtheion there is the porch of the caryatids it marks the location for cecrops' tomb, the first king of athens this porch is very narrow. Huge fragment of egg and dart molding of the erechtheum (above left) the caryatids, too, are crowned with egg and dart molding (above right is a close-up of the caryatid in the british museum) the building was known for its particularly elaborate architectural decoration, and much of it can be seen in the british museum (you have to go to the. The erechtheion underwent extensive repairs and reformation for the first time during the 1st century bc, after its catastrophic burning by the roman general sulla the caryatids have been transferred from the old acropolis museum to the new acropolis museum. Caryatid is the name given to an architectural column which takes the form of a standing female figure the first examples come from ancient greek architecture and indeed, the most celebrated examples are found in the south porch of the erechtheion on the acropolis of athens naming & origins the term caryatid first appears in the 4th century.
Book your tickets online for erechtheion, athens: see 2,304 reviews, articles, and 1,173 photos of erechtheion, ranked no13 on tripadvisor among 339 attractions in athens. Find the perfect erechtheion caryatid stock photo huge collection, amazing choice, 100+ million high quality, affordable rf and rm images no need to register, buy now. The erechtheion or erechtheum is an ancient greek temple on the north side of the acropolis of athens in greece which was dedicated to both athena and poseid. Erechtheum definition, a temple at athens on the acropolis, begun c420 bc, having two ionic porches and a porch of caryatids: regarded as one of the finest examples of classical architecture see more.