A Guide to the Sculptures of the Parthenon in the British Museum

A Guide to the Sculptures of the Parthenon in the 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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...is held by a servant standing before her. (North wall.) This relief, which is unequalled for its grace and delicacy, appears to belong to the close of the fifth century B.c. The original, of Pentelic marble, is at Athens, where it was discovered in 1870. 620. Cast of the relief of Ameinocleia. A lady is engaged with a girl who is adjusting a sandal on' her left foot. The original, of Pentelic marble, is also at Athens. (North wall.) 2231. Stone of Glykylla. The seated lady is putting on a twisted bracelet, which she has taken from the box held by her maid. (North side; fig. 26.) 2232. Stone of a lady (her name is not inscribed) who appears to have died leaving a young child to the care of a nurse. (North side.) Among the subjects from the daily life of youths and men, see for examples: --626. Stone of Tryphon, son of Eutychos. He carries his strigil, an instrument used for scraping off the oil and sweat of the gymnasium. (East side.) 627. Stone of a youth, who carries a pet bird in his left hand. (East side.) 628. Stone of Xanthippos. An elderly figure seated on a chair holds a foot in his right hand. A diminutive woman and girl raise their hands with gestures of surprise. Various attempts have been made to explain this singular subject, and while some interpreters explain the foot as a votive foot, commemorating some remarkable cure experienced by Xanthippos, others take it to be a shoemaker's last, and a symbol of the calling of the deceased. (North side.) 629. Stone of Jason, a physician. He examines a patient, a boy who is shown to be suffering by his swollen belly and wasted legs. (North side.) 2233. Fragment of a sepulchral (?) relief, with a figure of a youth leaning on a staff. The missing half of the work may have had a seated...show more

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  • 9781236841148