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Form: Gr. Kanephoroi,

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"basket-bearers." The title of certain maidens belong ing to the first families at Athens, whose duty it was to carry baskets containing consecrated furniture, on their heads, at the solemn processions, particularly at the Panathenaea. The graceful attitude made the figure of a canephoros a favourite one with sculptors. Such figures were often employed by architects as supports for the entablatures of temples. The Erechtheum on the Acropolis at Athens is an example. (See CARYATIDES.)

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from Gargiulo's Raccolta, tav. 63.
Museo Borbonico, VIII xxxi, and II ziii. <mutliMuseo Borbonico, VIII xxxi, and II ziii.
Type: Standard
gutter splint
gutter splint
gutter splint