A catalogue of the Greek and Etruscan vases in the British museum (Google eBook)

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Page 14 - ... the same manner as that on the last mentioned, representing two figures, apparently draped females, with conical caps, reclining on a couch, beneath which are two birds. At the head of the couch stands a naked male figure playing on the double flute, and at the foot are two vases, one placed upon the other, and a branch. Towards these a naked male figure is advancing, raising his right hand, and holding an instrument, in shape like a hatchet, but perhaps intended for a strainer; before him is...
Page 14 - ... three combatants on foot. 'No. 185 is a saucer, bearing on the brim,*and on the inside of the mouth, the impression of a frieze from a cylinder, representing a bull devoured by two lions. No. 186 has a long and elaborate frieze impressed in the same manner as that on the last mentioned, representing two figures, apparently draped females, with conical caps, reclining on a couch, beneath which are two birds. At the head of the couch stands a naked male figure playing on the double flute, and at...
Page 247 - naval commander," an epithet referring to the Argonautic expedition, of which according to one set of traditions he was the chief...
Page 1 - Height 13 in. Length 15 in. Coarse brown ware. In the form of the Tugurium or rustic cottage of the early inhabitants of Italy. At one end is a moveable door flanked by perpendicular ridges and grooves, which perhaps represent fluted pilasters. On each side of the roof are five ribs meeting at the top of the ridge, and at each end, under a pointed projection is an object like an E inverted, thus, m. The surface of the vase appears to have been painted, as traces of a rude maeander pattern remain...
Page 159 - ... class. No. 607 is an interesting Amphora containing, for subjects, the Death of Priam at the altar of Zeus Herkeios, and the contest between Theseus and the Minotaur. In the Former the aged Monarch is represented lying prostrate on the altar on his back, his beard and hair quite white, and his hand raised to deprecate the wrath of Neoptolemos, who stands over him about to hurl to the ground the young Astyanax, whom he grasps by the leg with his right hand. Near him stand Andromache, Hecuba, and...
Page 215 - ... a sceptre, and his right is extended towards Poseidon. Athene has fully issued forth, and stands on his head on her left leg, as though she had just alighted. Above her is her name. To the left of Zeus are Hephaestus, Poseidon, a winged Victory, Artemis, Apollo(?), Dionysos, and some other figures. This vase is remarkable for the beauty of the drawing ; the types of the different divinities are finely discriminated in the expression of the features. The eyelashes of all the figures on the obverse,...
Page 35 - In ofle part of the country (about Shire) the girls merely wear a piece of cotton stuff wrapped round the waist and hanging down almost to the knee, and another (or the end of the former, if it be long enough) thrown over the left shoulder, so as to leave the right arm and breast exposed. In other parts of Tigre, a black goat-skin, ornamented with cowries, is often substituted for this latter.
Page 39 - ... broken, and since much restored, is a very interesting Amphora in pale clay, with black varnish, and black design, and incised lines. The style is coarse, and some of the figures doubtful, but the whole subject represents the Sacrifice of Polyxena. In the centre is a bearded warrior, Ulysses, dragging Polyxena to an altar ; on the other side of which stands another bearded warrior, Neoptolemos, about to slay her with his sword. Behind the bearded warrior is Hecuba, and on the reverse two Trojan...
Page 89 - AiSojs, he also 1 Athen. Mitt. ii. 314, PI. 25. Cf. Arch. Ztg. 1881, p. 294. Berlin Cat. of Sculpture, 732. 2 Arch. Ztg. 1881, p. 294, M. 8 Arch. Ztg. 1 88 1, p. 293 f., PI. xvii. 2. published a stele on which we see a bearded man, his hair bound by a fillet, standing upright to the left. In his right hand he holds a kantharos ; in his left, a pomegranate (?). His right leg is bent at the knee. In front of him is a snake wriggling upwards, and with its head over the kantharos. As Milchhofer says,...
Page 10 - ... relief, four in number, and the lip surmounted by five buds. On the handle is a male figure in relief, clad in a tunic which reaches to the loins, and wearing long hair, his head being surmounted by a bud. No. 165 is a Krater, supported by seven Caryatid figures with long hair in sleeveless tunics. Each holds in both hands above the head a basket. Round the body of the vase are seven fan-shaped ornaments punctuated, and four concentric grooved bands. No. 166 is a Krater supported by a central...

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