A Catalogue of the Greek and Etruscan Vases of the British Museum

A Catalogue of the Greek and Etruscan Vases of the British Museum

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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. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...figure, clad in a talaric, embroidered chitdn over which is a mantle; he plays on the double flutes; the legs of the couch are decorated with honeysuckle ornaments inlaid; in front of it on a small table some pieces of meat and fruits; a dog crouches below, gnawing abone; behind the figure first described a female figure wearing a talaric chitdn and embroidered peplosz her hair bound with the diadem falls in tresses; in her right hand she holds an oinochoe, in her left a phiale; at the foot of the couch a bearded figure with hair falling in tresses, playing on the heptachord lyre; he wears an embroidered, talaric chitdn and peplos; in the field ivybranches; 2. rev. the same scene with variations; the beardless figure holds out an apple to the bearded figure who is reclining with him, and who caresses him with his hand; this latter wears an embroidered peplos; the figure at the foot of the couch is beardless; he has ceased to play on his lyre; at the head of the couch a bearded figure playing on the double flutes; from under each handle spring two vines, their stems and branches interlaced so as to form a kind of trellis; they are laden with bunches of grapes; 3. inside the cup, a Gorgon s head encircled by a black band which represents the ocean; on its undulating surface four galleys are sailing; they have one bank of rowers and are rigged with a single mast and one large sail of which the lower part only and the ropes which attach it to the ship are seen; the prow of each galley ter minates in a boar's head, over which rises a high deck or forecastle; at the stern, which terminates in the cheniskos or ornament in the form of a goose s head, are two rudders. Vulci. Dur. No. 807. 677. SHALLOW TWO-HANDLED cUP. cxi.v....show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
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  • English
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  • 1236589017
  • 9781236589019