Jean Valjean, who was present, supported the caryatid with his shoulder, and gave the workmen time to arrive.
The one on this side is resigned, and as beautiful as a caryatid.
She stands in the field like a caryatid, like a symbol of fertile nature.
I do not know its history, though some one assured me that it was a caryatid.
A restricted use of the caryatid Porch is a certain inference from the following facts.
It stood probably in the portico and may have served as a caryatid.
caryatid figures support this order also, turbaned and clothed with tunic and cloak.
In a word the caryatid Porch is not an arbitrary creation but is related in thought to the cult of the temple.
The caryatid form of pier is generally found, in temples, in the peristyles of the fore-courts or the hypostyles of the pronaos.
caryatid, kar-i-at′id, n. a female figure used instead of a column to support an entablature:—pl.
"carved female figure used as a column," 1560s, from Middle French cariatide, from Latin caryatides, from Greek Karyatides (singular Karyatis) "priestesses of Artemis at Caryae" (Greek Karyai), a town in Laconia where dance festivals were held in Artemis' temple.