Catalogue of the Bronzes, Greek, Roman, and Etruscan, in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, British Museum

Catalogue of the Bronzes, Greek, Roman, and Etruscan, in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, British Museum

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...or other object, ending in lion's claws on plinths, and hollowed out at the back. On each is a figure of Victory to the front, with hands on breast and wings spread, ending off at the knee; she wears a radiated stephant and long sleeved chiton with apoptygma. Ht. 8J in. and 9 in. Townelcy Coll. 7852. Two Feet of Chair, as the last, but more of the leg is indicated, and there arc no plinths. On each is a Sphinx to the front, seated with the hind feet brought up to the fore feet; they have long tresses falling on the shoulders-, confined with a double ampyx, and wings spread and recurved; below each is a palmette in low relief. Ht. 9! in. Townelcy Coll. Ends of wings broken off. C. GALLO-ROMAN AND GRAECO-ROMAN SELECT BRONZES 786-908). I. BRONZES FROM GAUL, MOSTLY OF LOCAL WORKMANSHIP (786-824). 786. Zeus. He stands on I. leg, the r. foot drawn back; his 1. hand is raised and Plate has held a sceptre, and the r. has been extended, holding a thunderbolt, of which XXVII part remains. He looks slightly to his r., and has richly-curling hair and beard; a chlamys hangs over his 1. shoulder and is caught up over r. arm. This statuette appears to be a copy of some well-known type of Zeus; the head resembles one in the Brit. Mus. from the Towneley Collection (Spec. Ant. Sculpt. i. pi. 30 Ht. 4j in. From Lyons. Comarmond Coll., 1851. Right hand and foot lost. 787. Heracles. He stands with r. foot slightly advanced, holding the handle of his club (?) in r. hand; he has smooth hair and a curly beard, and moustache; the eyes have been inlaid with silver. Ht. I2j in. Found at Bavay, France, in 1818. Presented by E. Dnimmond Hay, Esq., 1833-4. Spec. Ant. Sculpt, ii. pi. 33; Man. del? Inst.. pi. 17, and Ann. 1830, p. 59; Mansell, Brit. Mus. Photographs, more

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  • Paperback | 194 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 354g
  • United States
  • English
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  • 123681911X
  • 9781236819116