Pair of Late Elizabeth I Carved Oak Figural Pilasters or Terms
Pair of Late Elizabeth I Carved Oak Figural Pilasters or Terms
Pair of Late Elizabeth I Carved Oak Figural Pilasters or Terms

Pair of Late Elizabeth I Carved Oak Figural Pilasters or Terms

c. 1600 England

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A male (atlante) and a female (caryatid) figure are depicted in these carvings, both are standing beneath a large exotic flower. The atlante is carved with a beard and a moustache, wearing a broad ruff, buttoned doublet and slashed sleeves, his left hand tucked into a drape of cloth over his right shoulder. He holds a round object tucked into the crook of his left arm, above a floral-carved skirt. The caryatid is modelled with broad ruff, wearing wide slashed and punch-decorated sleeves above a floral-carved skirt. Both figures are standing on a tapering pedestal and are placed within a foliate-carved border. Both are mounted on a later backboard.

In classical European architecture, an atlas (also known as an atlant, or atlante or atlantid) is a support sculpted in the form of a man, which may take the place of a column, a pier or a pilaster. The caryatid is the female version of this architectural form – a woman standing in the place of each column or pillar.
Dimensions
Height 56.00 cm (22.05 inches)
Width 19.00 cm (7.48 inches)
Stock Code
6115
Medium
Oak
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