interesting and slightly amusing (if true) story about London's 'erechteion' https://www.london-walking-tours.co.uk/secret-london/st-pancras-caryatids.htm …
Thanks for the link - always enjoy seeing the St Pancras caryatids when I'm in the area
With the white marble walls as background, in the strong Attica sun, they'd be visible from all of surrounding Attica 'bowl' geography. Imagine Athena's golden statue...
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What was the disc made off?? Why did they all disappear? Where they made of metal? Precious??
Considering how all the arms are missing probably.
Left leg is forward in original also attair is loose than the original.
We never think about these sculptures with strong colours...
How do we know it was painted ? Did they find traces?
There are traces of the innermost layers of most of Greek and Roman statues. Reconstruction can thus guess the innermost layers, however any layer beyond that is guesswork.