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  • n  a supporting column carved in the shape of a person

  • But his Duke Ellington Monument in Manhattan, with Ellington held aloft by caryatid-column "muses", has a theatricality that feels right for a great jazz musician, jaunty but not .
  • The folds and pleats of her costume, intensely formal, suggest a caryatid--but a caryatid with nothing at all to support and nothing whatever to do.
  • It is quite reasonable to suppose that, other considerations being forgotten, the column and the caryatid of the Erectheum would be restored, as being essential to the structure .
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  • CES 2014: 3-D Scanners are a Logical Next Step After 3-D Printers
    A number of companies are either selling or preparing to sell 3-D scanners. Aside from fun (but interesting) uses, like duplicating chess pieces or possibly reproducing a miniature of Rodin's famous sculpture, Fallen Caryatid Carrying Her Stone, Matterform anticipates archeologists reproducing artifacts so that students can study them without handling the precious originals. This video is an ...
    Jan. 14, 2014 - Slashdot

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