Antiquity Explained, and Represented in Sculptures Volume 3-4
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. 1722 edition. Excerpt: ...and the Skin of the Head before; which is what we ihall often obferve in the fucceeding Volume, in treating of the Cavalry and Combats. IV. The following Piece taken from an elegant Marble at Rheims, was firft publiih'd by Bergier in his Hiftory of that City, and afterwards by Triftan. 'Tis 6 Teen in the Church of S. Nicafius at Rheims. It repreients a great Hunting' afr which are prefent ten Perfons on Foot and on Horfeback: The Chief is ibme great Prince or Emperor, and is lancing his Javelin at a Lion: Some have taken him for Hadrian j but he has neither the Beard, nor any of the Features of that Emperor. This Opinion however is rejected by Triflan, who embraces that of the People of Rheims, and thinks it to be the Sepulcher of Flavius Valens Jovinus, who, according to Ammianus Marcellinus, had been by the Emperor "Julian made General of the Forces in Gaul, and was celebrated for the many Victories he had gain'd. 5Twas he that built the Church of S. Nicafius, which in the Teftament of S. Renn is call'd after him the Jovinian Church, and where it is (aid his Corps is repofited. Flodoard alfo in the firft Book of his Hiftory, fays that Jovinus defign'd that Church of S. Nicafius to be the Place of his Burial. Triflan ipeaks of this more at large in his firft Volume. This Hunting is remarkable; a Stag, a Boar, and another Beaft lying dead, and a Lion encountringwith a Man whom he has got down, but who neverthelefs defends himielf with his Shield. At the Extremity of the Marble is a Parthian or Armenian, as appears by his Bonnet: A naked Boy holds a Helmet. The other Particularities are fufficiently explain'd by the preceding Huntings. У. In the Marbles at Oxford there's ieep a Bull-hunting of a very rude Deiign: The...
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