Ancient Marbles in Great Britain Volume 4

Ancient Marbles in Great Britain Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...An actual mouth is visible through the cavity of the opened mouth of the mask. (Antique?) 219 a (208). Fellow mask from same sarcophagus. 220. Front of a cinerary urn, as it seems. Engr., 74, 1. Large wreath, into the space enclosed by which a Medusa head furnished with snakes and wings is introduced to avert evil influence (diroTpoiraiov). 221 (523. P). Front of a sarcophagus, "The Winds." Engr., 78. Somewhat l. of the middle of the relief the Sun-god sits on a rock, quite nude but for a cloak which covers breast, l. forearm and part of l. thigh; he rests l. arm on the rock, holding the r. before the breast (forearm with staff restored). Head, with long curly hair and antique attachments for a (restored) coronal of rays, is put on, but is apparently originaL At the feet of the god lies a bearded Water-god of lesser stature, his lower parts cloaked, leaning on his r. arm, holding a snake (?) in his lap with l. hand; probably Okeanos. Behind the Sun-god l. follow the four Seasons in female form (cf. Ovid, Met., 11. 23 ff.). First comes Spring in chiton and cloak, with long curls, r. breast bared, r. arm raised, holding in l. arm a large stalk of flowers (head and r. hand missing). Then comes Summer, sitting averted, with nude body, the cloak covering the legs, back, and l. arm, on which the figure ts supported; with the l. hand she holds in her lap a bunch of ears of corn. New: lowered r. forearm, also the head, which is now turned towards the Sun-god. At her feet lie an ox and a sheep (head missing). Behind Summer stands Autumn fully draped (head not her own); in her L arm a branch laden with clusters of grapes. New: almost all raised r. arm. The figure of Winter brings up the rear, entirely enveloped by the wide cloak which even covers...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236524136
  • 9781236524133