The archaeology of Rome. 12 pt. [in 9]. (Google eBook)

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1877
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Page 75 - These are called triptychs. The central part of this magnificent object is loj- inches high by 6 inches wide, and is divided into two compartments by a bar, within which are five circles, each inclosing the bust of a saint. In the upper portion is represented the Saviour, seated on a grand quadrangular chair, with the right hand raised in benediction and the left holding a book ; in the lower portion are full-length figures of SS. Peter, Paul, John, James, and Andrew. Each of the wings is carved...
Page 64 - ... carved in low relief, and thus as illustrative of the decline and fall of Western art ; as being the principal monuments (except the miniatures in MSS.) in which the artistic hagiology of the East is recorded ; as presenting the most complete picture of the Carlovingian escape from tradition ; and as the most copious commentary on the spiritual and romantic life of the Middle Ages, which the art of the sculptor has bequeathed to us.
Page 78 - FRATRIS HEREDITAS M. AGRIPPAE. MVNERE. PER VENIT. EX. EA. PECVNIA. QVAM PRO. SVIS. PARTIBVS. RECEPER EX. VENDITIONE. ATTALICOR QVAE. EIS. PER. EDICTVM AEDILIS. IN.

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