A Collection of Antique Vases, Altars, Paterę, Tripods, Candelabra, Sarcophagi, &c: From Various Museums and Collections

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I. Williams Library of Fine Arts, 1814 - Art objects, Classical - 151 pages
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Page 39 - And thou shalt make a candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work shall the candlestick be made: his shaft, and his branches, his bowls, his knops, and his flowers, shall be of the same.
Page 39 - And six branches shall come out of the sides of it; three branches of the candlestick out of the one side, and three branches of the candlestick out of the other side: 33 Three bowls made like unto almonds...
Page 39 - And a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, according to the six branches going out of it. 22 Their knops and their branches were of the same: all of it was one beaten work of pure gold.
Page 39 - And in the candlestick shall be four bowls made like unto almonds, with their knops and their flowers. And there shall be a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, according to the six branches that proceed out of the candlestick.
Page 4 - The reason for supposing that the instrument was pointed and hard, and the pigment rather thick, is, that upon a careful examination of some vases, a sort of sulcus or furrow is observable in the centre of the line which is made by the pressure of the instrument, and which the thickness of the pigment did not fill up, or perhaps the vase itself was so porous as to absorb the moisture of the paint almost immediately. The artist then, probably with a brush, laid on a coat of the black close to the...
Page 39 - ... three bowls made like unto almonds, with a knop and a flower in one branch; and three bowls made like almonds in the other branch, with a knop and a flower: so in the six branches that come out of the candlestick.
Page 28 - ... her hair stood on end, her aspect became wild and ghastly, her mouth began to foam, and her whole body was suddenly seized with violent tremblings. In this, condition she attempted to escape from the...
Page 59 - was not the only monument built for depositing the ashes of Livia's servants. Others have been discovered on the Via Appia and elsewhere. The number of the inscriptions, as well as the names of the different offices, cannot but give us a high idea of the magnificence of the imperial court. The liberti, &c. entered into societies for building these monuments, and deputed one or more of their number to oversee the work. Thus we find that the freedman Lucius, called Alexa, one of the curators deputed...
Page iii - Etruscan vases ; displaying their probable connection with the shows at Eleusis, and the Chinese feast of lanterns, with explanations of a few of the principal allegories depicted upon them.
Page 14 - ... arcades, On mouldering stones, beneath deciduous shades, Sits Humankind in hieroglyphic state, Serious, and pondering on their changeful fate ; While, with inverted torch, and swimming eyes, Sinks the fair shade of Mortal Life, and dies. There, the pale Ghost through death's wide portal bends His timid feet, the dusky steep descends; With smiles assuasive Love Divine invites, Guides on broad wing, with...

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