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5.17: Erechtheion

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  • Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker provide a description, historical perspective, and analysis of a Caryatid from the Erechtheion on the Acropolis at Athens. Mnesicles may have been the architect.


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    Mnesicles (?), Caryatid (South Porch) and Ionic Column (North Porch), Erechtheion on the Acropolis, Athens, marble, 421–407 BCE, Classical Period (British Museum, London).

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