A catalogue of sculpture in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities

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Page 95 - One other slab usually assigned to this frieze, no. 1022, was formerly in the Villa di Negro at Genoa, to which place it was probably transported from Budrum by one of the Knights of St. John, some time in the fifteenth or early in the sixteenth century, aud was purchased from the Marchese Serra in 14(15.
Page 203 - Presented to the House of Commons, in pursuance of their Address of the 16th March, 1847.
Page 246 - Draped female torso, wearing a long chiton, girt at the waist, and a mantle which passes under the left arm, and is fastened on the right shoulder.
Page 92 - Each fold is traced home to its origin, and wrought to its full depth ; a master hand has passed over the whole surface, leaving no sign of that slurred and careless treatment which characteri2es the meretricious art of a later period.
Page 97 - COLORS were noted at the time of discovery as follows : " The ground of the relief was a blue equal in intensity to ultramarine, the flesh a dun red, and the drapery and armour picked out with vermilion, and perhaps other colors.
Page 7 - ... says Sir C. Fellows (Lycia, 199), " beautiful Greek patterns were traced in red lines." Fac-siiniles are preserved in the Lycian portfolio of the British Museum. (See also Museum of Class. Antiq. i. 282.) " In the figures of the tympanum (of this Heroum), a kind of horse-hair tail was traced from the helmets upon the unsculptured background.
Page 71 - ... recesserunt nisi absoluto, iam id gloriae ipsorum artisque monimentum iudicantes, hodieque certant manus. accessit et quintus artifex, namque supra pteron pyramis altitudinem inferiorem aequat, viginti quattuor gradibus in metae cacumen se contrahens, in summo est quadriga marmorea, quam fecit Pythis. haec adiecta CXXXX pedum altitudine totum opus includit.
Page 222 - Proceedings of the Expedition to Explore the Northern Coast of Africa...
Page 123 - The upper jaw and nose of a horse found near this torso may have belonged to it. In that case the mouth of the horse must have been represented open, and his nostrils distended with rage, as would be characteristic of a horse in the excitement of battle.
Page 215 - ... simple, and well suited for its original position on a monument 40 feet high, overlooking a headland with a sheer depth of 200 feet, and with a wild rocky landscape round it. The eyes, now wanting, were probably of glass or vitreous paste, or, perhaps, of precious stones. Pliny tells (NH, xxxvii., 6) of a marble lion, on the tomb of a prince in Cyprus, with emerald eyes so bright that the fish were terrified until the stones were changed.

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