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16. oldal - ... holding in the other a stem or staff, surmounted by an ornament resembling the Egyptian lotus. Scattered about were fragments of winged sphinxes, the head of a lion of singular beauty, which unfortunately fell to pieces, human heads, hands, legs, and feet, bulls, flowers, and scroll-work.
79. oldal - Greek art, it is a more natural inference to suppose them presented to Charlemagne by a sovereign of the lower empire, than that they came to him as an offering from the Moorish princes of Spain, or even from the caliph Haroun al Raschid, who gave many costly gifts to the emperor of the west.
112. oldal - His felaw had a staf tipped with horn, A pair of tables all of ivory, And a pointel ypolished fetisly. And wrote alway the names, as he stood, Of alle folk that yave hem any good, Askaunce that he wolde for hem preye.
38. oldal - Let us stand with fear. Let us attend upon the holy oblation, that in peace we may make the offering to God. The mercy, the peace, the sacrifice of praise, the love of God and of the Father and of our Saviour Jesus Christ be upon us, Amen.
22. oldal - From the middle of the fourth century down to the end of the sixteenth we have an unbroken chain of examples still existing. Individual pieces may, perhaps, in many instances be of questionable origin as regards the country of the artist, and, sometimes, with respect to the exact date within fifty or even a hundred years. But there is no doubt whatever that, increasing in number as they come nearer to the middle ages, we can refer to carved ivories of every century preserved in museums in England...
1. oldal - ... that modification of dentine or tooth subfa " stance which, in transverse sections or fractures, shows " lines of different colours or striae proceeding in the arc of " a circle, and forming by their decussations minute curvi...
2. oldal - There is still another kind of true ivory—the fossil ivory — which is now extensively used in many countries, although it may be difficult to decide whether it was known to the ancients or to mediaeval carvers. In pre-historic ages a true elephant, says professor Owen, " roamed in countless herds " over the temperate and northern parts of Europe, Asia, 1 Professor Owen; in a valuable " teeth. Olaus Magnus in the...