Catalogue of the Museum and Gallery of Art of the New-York Historical Society, 1881

Catalogue of the Museum and Gallery of Art of the New-York Historical Society, 1881

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...beautifully engraved with the name of Amunoph III., 1430 years before Christ. From Sakkarah. 1091 and 1092. A pair of gold Ear-rings, hollow and minutely ornamented, one end terminating in a tiger's head holding in its mouth an engraved stone, and the smaller end in a hook which fastens into the gold setting of the stone. From Upper Egypt. 1093. Part of an Ear-ring in form of a cow's head, ornamented with a carbuncle set in the forehead. The head is curiously made of gold-leaf. From Sakkarah. 1094 and 1095. A pair of exquisitely-worked gold Earrings, terminating in a lion's head. From Upper Egypt. 1096. A small figure of a Bull's Head, probably a part of an ear-ring. From Sakkarah. 1097 and 1098. A pair of Ear-rings very similar to but smaller than 1094, '5. From Upper Egypt. 1099. A beautiful figure of a Bird with outspread wings, representing the soul departing from the body. This figure is in gold, beautifully inlaid with Turquoise and Lapis-lazuli, and it was taken from the breast of a mummy by Dr. Abbott, at Sakkarah. 1100 and 1101. A pair of Gold Ear-rings, beautifully made, terminating in the head of a gazelle. From Thebes. 1102. An Ear-ring of simiiar construction, terminating in the head of a lynx, which receives the clasp. The expression of this head is very beautiful, the stone on the ring is a carbuncle. From Thebes. 1103 and 1104. A pair of gold Ear-rings, similar to 1100 and 1101. 1105. A beautiful little figure, in gold, of a bird, with a human head, and the wings expanded. This figure represents the soul departing from the body, and is similar to one found in Etruria, and now ia the museum of the Vatican. It was taken from the breast of a mummy by Dr. Abbott, at Sakkarah. 1106. A large coarsely made Ring in cornelian. 1107 A piece...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236508289
  • 9781236508287