The William Hammer Collection of Greek and Roman Antiquities

The William Hammer Collection of Greek and Roman Antiquities

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ... Rome. 462. Ring-shaped handle and round spout. The glaze appears to have been yellow. The lamp seems to have seen much service. Mark, "LCAESAF," with a circle above and below. On the top is a bust of Serapis (?) Rome. 463. "No handle. This lamp has been cut straight behind, apparently to adapt it to be placed close to the wall on a narrow shelf, or on a cornice. Light-red glaze, inclined to fade. Fine clay and workmanship, and quite thin-walled (as are also Nos. 477, 478, and 479). 464. Similar peculiarity in the shape, but more ornamented. Red glaze, strongly baked. Rome. 465. Of considerable size. No handle. On the deepconcave top is a large, graceful, and strongly marked rosette. The glaze is red, changing to gray. This and the graceful workmanship brings this lamp close to Nos. 477 and 478. The spout has been restored in ancient times. Rome. 466. Crescent-shaped handle, and a long spout. Elegant shape and fine workmanship. Fine clay. Scarcely any ornaments. Traces of red glaze. Mark similar to the Greek letter "v." Purchased in Via Appia. (Because this lamp was purchased in Via Appia it does not follow that it was found in that neighborhood. The thrifty Italian who sold it as having been found in a newly-opened tomb in that place may have done as so many of his countrymen do, and merely replenished his stock from Rome.) 467. Crescent-shaped handle; long spout. On top is Amor, carrying two baskets by means of a yoke. The glaze is red, with characteristic spots on the sides, which spots resemble those on Nos. 477, 478, and 557. Mark, a cross within a circle. Rome. 468. A stamp, probably used for marking lamps, &c. In raised, retrograde letters, "L. SATYRI FELICIS." Rome. 469. Triangular handle, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236784332
  • 9781236784339