The Cults of the Greek States Volume 2

The Cults of the Greek States Volume 2

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ... it, the faces have a dignity and breadth that recall the older style, the hair is drawn away from the cheek, and the expression is austere and solemn. But the archaism in the treatment of the drapery is not what would be expected from a pupil of Pheidias, unless it were retained as a tradition of hieratic sculpture; and Petersen may be right in regarding a lately found fragment of a Hekateion, which he has published in the Romisctie Mittkeilungen des deutschen Institutes as standing nearer to the work of Alcamenes (PI. XXXIX. b). Unfortunately nothing is preserved but the three torsos, set back to back; from the position of the arms we can conjecture that the hands held such attributes as pitcher, cup, or torch. What is most important in the fragment is the treatment of the drapery, which shows the folds and the arrangement common in works of the Pheidian school, the girdle hidden, and the upper fold of the chiton drawn down so as to form a rich border across the waist. We know there were 'EjtaTtia before uncertain), cannot with certainty be re the doors in the time of the Pelopon-garded as forming a group of three with nesian war; and both here and at the the temple-statue of Scopas, so as to cross-roads there was a motive for express the triple idea. We do not tripling the heads at least, namely that know when they were wrought or the countenance might guard egress and whether they stood in the same temple approach from either direction, or make as the image by Scopas; for Pausanias' the path of the traveller lucky which-words, Til immitpi, may refer to ever way he took. But the monuments statues on the other side of the road, fail to prove this, all the three-headed and do not seem naturally to apply Hermae of Hekate being late. to a group, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236589580
  • 9781236589583