The Treasury of the Siphnians

The Treasury of the Siphnians

Date ca. 525 BCE

Movement Greek

Location Sanctuary of Apollo, Delphi, Siphnos

 

A number of techniques were employed by Ionians to soften the hard lines of their temples. Here, for example, the typical scrolling columns of the Siphnian Treasury at Delphi have been replaced by a pair of caryatids, while ascoteria grace the temples’ roof corners.