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Eight Caryatid Figures

Augustus Saint-Gaudens (American, 1848–1907). Eight Caryatid Figures, 1906–07. Marble, 102 inches (259.1 cm) tall each. Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; James G. Forsyth Funds, Albright Art Gallery and the City of Buffalo, 1933 (1933:68.1-8).

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Augustus Saint-Gaudens

American, 1848-1907

Eight Caryatid Figures, 1906-1907

marble

each: 102 inches (259.08 cm) height

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

James G. Forsyth Funds, Albright Art Gallery and the City of Buffalo, 1933

1933:68.1-8

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Sculpture

Work Type

Sculpture (visual work)

This information may change due to ongoing research. Glossary of Terms

First on view at the museum in 1921 as part of an exhibition of work from the collection of John J. Albright and his wife, Augustus Saint-Gaudens's eight caryatid figures were finally acquisitioned as part of the museum’s collection and installed on the east façade of the 1905 Building in June 1934. Based on similar sculptures supporting porches on the Erechtheum—an ancient Greek temple on the Acropolis at Athens—Saint-Gaudens's versions for the museum represent various branches of the arts, including architecture, music, sculpture, and painting, as well as victory.  

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