Atlantes on the exterior of a museum.
atlantes definition by Webster's New World
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plural noun sing. atlas
Archit. supporting columns for an entablature, carved in the form of standing or kneeling figures of men
Origin: Classical Latin ; from Classical Greek Atlantes, plural of Atlas
atlantes definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Plural of atlas2.