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This is the Fallen Caryatid, a sculpture by Auguste Rodin. The Master sculpted it as a more realistic interpretation of the slim young nymphs (caryatids) who were so often used as architectural supports.

The sculpture is mentioned in Robert Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land and is even featured on the cover of some editions.


Fallen Caryatid with Stone; sculpture by Rodin; right side