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Statues of caryatid(s) and of telemon (or Atlantes).

This statues are situate in the Canopo in the Villa Adriana.

by wikipedia:
A caryatid (also spelt Karyatid), 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 term could derive from "woman of Caria" karyΰtis). Caria, ancient Greek city, to the Persian invasion of Greece, formed an alliance with Serse I. After the Victoria of Salamina, the Greeks destroyed the city and made slaves the women. In order to leave a memory to the granchild of the betrayed put into effect against the native land, they decided to represent the women of the city in the hard work to support the weight of the buildings. He goes however remembered that examples of cariatidi front exist as an example to the episode brought back (on the facade of the
treasure of the Sifni in the sanctuary of Apollo to Delfi) and that celebrates to them cariatidi of the Eretteo is like rather generic notes korai.

The male counterpart of a caryatid is referred to as a telemon or Atlas – the name refers to the legend of Atlas, who bore the sphere of the heavens on his shoulders. Such figures were used on a monumental scale, notably in the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Sicily.

For specking about my photo:
Togheter at the cariatidi there are two Antantes, infact the name of my photo it would have to be
"Caryatid and Atalantes"... but Caryatid was better...

The Four caryatid are copies of the "cariatidi dell'Eretteo" in The Acropolis of Athens is the best
known acropolis in Greece, the history tell that when this copies came in Tivoli was without arms, beacause
now they have to them do not know it... I will inquire myself.

While the two statues male statues are the Sileni (In Greek mythology, Ipotanes were a race of half-horse,
half-humans, unlike the satyrs, who were half-goat. The typical Ipotane looked overall human, but had the legs,
hindquarters, tail, and ears of a horse. However, some had humanlike rather than horselike legs)
The name of these statues is (in italian) "Sileni Canefori" because basket bearers,
in which head he is replaced from the hamper of fruit.

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