Ancient Marbles in Great Britain Volume 5

Ancient Marbles in Great Britain Volume 5

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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: ... GAllERY (Ball Room). The numbering begins with the easterly apse and then goes round the wal1. 57. Statue of a boy; travesty of Herakles in repose. Clarac, iv. 650 D, 1478 A, "Amour." Exactly in the attitude of the Farnese statue of Glykon; the lion's skin with the claws tied in front of the neck covers the head and the 1. arm; the club is wrongly restored. Whether Eros is meant is not quite certain; no wings. The whole figure is pretty, the expression of the face roguish, as M. c. 29 becomes the motive. New: the whole stem, 1. hand with club, parts of skin, lower parts of both legs. H. 0-98. Bought by Henry, 3rd Marquis of Lansdowne. tn W 58 (under no. 57). Round altar with Bacchic relief. On the r. side of an altar adorned with a garland (without figure-sculpture), on which burns a small pile of wood, stands Dionysos in a long doubled chiton (the under part, of finer material, is only visible at the feet) and with a nebris which is tied round the waist with a girdle. On his feet he wears pointed shoes. The stiff pose and archaic drapery correspond to the pointed beard and to the arrangement of the hair in long stiff curls. In his lowered 1. hand he carries a vessel with handles, shaped like half an egg, and in the r. hand an ewer with handles from which he pours a libation on the altar. A Maenad follows with her sword over her head, and the hind half of a kid in her 1. hand (exactly like Broadlands, no. 5, fig. 2. Zoega, Bassir., P1. 83, fig. 2, P1. 84, fig. 2. Miiller-Wieseler, n. 48, 602, fig. 6). Opposite Dionysos, next the altar, stands a second Maenad in chiton and fluttering cloak, with a wreath in the 1. hand and a corner of her drapery in the r., her head thrown back (like Zoega, P1. 84, fig. 5). A third companion follows...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236521765
  • 9781236521767