Thi s pai r of caryat ids i n carved and
polychromed wood, was made in Italy in the
A caryatid, which in ancient Greek means
"women of Caryes" name of a town in Laconia, is a statue of a woman often dressed in a long tunic and supporting an entablature on her head. Thus taking the place of a column, pillar or pilaster. These appear mainly on buildings of the Ionic order.
Here, our caryatids are made of gilded wood with their original polychromy,
pinkish beige for the naked skin of the face, breasts and belly as well as gilding for
the drapes and clothes.
In a very good state of preservation, these two women, standing vertically, are thus
presented with their bare breasts and belly generously apparent, supported by
volutes, which merge with their golden hair, and delicately draped.
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