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A caryatid (Greek: Καρυάτις, plural: Καρυάτιδες) 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.

The best-known and most-copied examples are the six Caryatid Porch figures of the Erechtheion, on the Acropolis in Athens. One of those genuine figures, removed by Lord Elgin in the early 19th century and is now in the British Museum in London. ÁÂĀÁÂĀAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAĀÆÁAAAAAAAAAAAAĀÆÁAAAAAAAAAAAAĀ