HD photographs of Caryatid sculptures on Pavillon de l'Horloge facade third set from LHS - Page 1014

We took these high definition photos showing a set of Caryatids that were sculpted by Phillippe de Buyster, which are located on the Pavillon de l'Horloge of the Musee du Louvre in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris.

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Caryatid sculptures 3rd from left on Pavillon de l'Horloge
This first HD photo shows a set of two Caryatids that are located on the Pavillon de l'Horloge, which were sculpted back in 1638 as an ornate architectural feature to support an entablature on their heads, and used for centuries instead of standard columns, the most famous examples are those on the Erechtheion in Athens that were produced between 421 and 407 BC.
Caryatid sculptures by Phillippe de Buyster
Always portrayed as female figures and always different in their style, this particular set of caryatids was sculpted by Phillippe de Buyster, who was originally born in Antwerp in 1595, yet went to Paris where he settled for the rest of his life, becoming a painter and sculptor for the king and receiving numerous commissions for important works, including the Palais du Louvre, Chateau de Versailles and numerous churches, etc.
Pavillon de l@horloge Caryatid sculptures on top section
Now here you can see the top part of the Pavillon de l'Horloge sometimes named the Pavillon Lemercier after the architect that constructed the pavilion of the royal palace, and you will see this particular set of caryatids, spelt cariatides in French, positioned below the pediment, third from the left hand side, and Phillippe de Buyster also produced the set to the far right hand side as well.
East facade of Pavillon de l'Horloge at The Louvre, Paris
Yet this photograph shows the entire historical pavilion, which can be seen from the courtyard of The Louvre called the Cour Carree that also acts as a passageway through to the Cour Napoleon, as you can see with a part of the pyramid showing, which serves as the main entrance to the famous museum.

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Pavillon de l'Horloge, Cour Carree, The Louvre, 75001, Paris, Ile de France, France

Other Pavillon de l'Horloge statues

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1st LHS Caryatid
2nd LHS Caryatid
4th LHS Caryatid

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