One Day in the Naples Museum; According to the New Arrangement, with Plans and Historical Sketch of the Building

One Day in the Naples Museum; According to the New Arrangement, with Plans and Historical Sketch of the Building

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...and human heads--Statuettes serving as handles for vases. (Pompeii and Herculaneum.) 72966 to 69. Four Knockers with movable ring. These represent in bas-relief superb heads of Medusa with silver eyes and teeth. (1870, Pompeii). f72981. Vase handle with two winged Genii in bas-relief, having their heads pillowed on their entwined arms, and (on the sides) two Tritons with cuirasses in astriking attitude. In Etruscan style. Duplicate in the British Museum. (Borgia Collection.) In Front Of The Window, f73152. Curule Chair (sella curulis) made to fold with remains of gilding still discernible. It was originally mounted in ivory which has been replaced by wood. (Pompeii.) IRON TOOLS. Wall-case No. XXI, (La9t comer of the room), 71700 et seq. Scythes, sickles, bill-hooks, knives. rakes and forks, four ploughshares, spades as used in Naples now, and trowels for gardening. (P. and H.) 71746. Small pocket-knife with bone handle. (P.) Wall-case No. XXII. 71789 to 91 et seq. Carding combs, long shovel, large spring shears: shears of this form still used in silk factories. Sundry smaller shears, blacksmith's cutters and pincers, axes, hatchets, soldering iron, claws for drawing nails, pickaxes, wedges, and hammers for chipping pavements. (Pompeii and Herculaneum.) Wall-case No. XXIII, f71875 et seq. Key for raising heavy blocks of stone (as used now). Hammers for carpenters and masonsCompasses, callipers, masons'trowels, turnery tools, centrebits, scalpels, planes, saws, anvils, a large whetstone. (P. LAMPS and LANTERNS. Wall-case No XXIV, 72172. Single Lamp. A small mouse on the spout is about to gnaw the wick. (Pompeii.) 72180. Treble-wick Lamp, fitted with three exquisite double-stranded chains; a fourth chain holds the lid of the reservoir. This lamp is...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236521072
  • 9781236521071