Ancient Marbles in Great Britain Volume . 8

Ancient Marbles in Great Britain Volume . 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ... on a chair and holds out his r. hand to a similarly draped young man who stands before him. Below, the remains of an inscription, of which only the middle word, iAopyupe, can be deciphered with certainty (C. /. Gr., 7026). Very low relief, insignificant work of the Roman period. H. 0-29. L. 0-32. C I55-Oval sarcophagus. Gori, Monum. libert. Livim, P1. 7. Ghezzi, Camere sepolcr., P1. 8, E. Piranesi, Antich. rom., m. P1. 28, G. Front. In the middle a thyrsos stands upright, upon which is hung on either side a thick garland laden with fruit, the other end of each garland being held up by a Cupid with a chlamys at his back. Within each of the curves formed by the two garlands two large Bacchic heads, facing each other; on the 1. Dionysos wreathed with ivy and vine, and Seilenos bearded and bald-headed with a wreath of ivy; on the r. a Satyr with disordered hair and light beard and moustaches wreathed with pine, a pedum beside him, and a Maenad, with a plait wound round her hair, with a wreath of ivy. Beneath each garland lie two animals, on the 1. a panther and a bull, turned away from, but looking round at each other, on the r. a goat and a hen, the latter standing up and pecking fruits. The whole is of very rich effect. Sides. On each a round shield. H. 068. L. 2-oo. For the origin cf. on no. 60. M 157. Bust of Caligula, here named "Metellus; on a mailed bust. Kennedy, P1. 16. Modern. B 158. (Maz.?) Bust of "Lucanus." Kennedy, P1. 22. A rather flimsy head with slight beard. Waagen sees in it "a highly finished work of the time of Adrian;" Newton considers the head suspicious; Bernoulli believes that he recognises the same touch as in no. 78. In my judgment there is no doubt as to its modern origin. more

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