A floor plan of the Erechtheion
on the Athenian acropolis
, constructed 421-406 BCE. On the right, indicated in purple are the six Caryatids
of the south porch. The main cella is divided into four chambers, the largest of which housed the cult wooden statue of Athena
Polias. The north porch of six Ionic columns
was an area sacred to Poseidon
. The main entrance was at the east of the buildiing, fronted by six Ionic columns.
Original illustration by visit-ancient-greece.com (used with permission).
Uploaded by Mark Cartwright, published on 02 December 2012 under the following license: Copyright. You cannot use, copy, distribute, or modify this item without explicit permission from the author.
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