The Treasure of the Oxus, with Other Objects from Ancient Persia and India

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British Museum, 1905 - 137 pages

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Page 58 - Behold, he shall come up as clouds, and his chariots shall be as a whirlwind : his horses are swifter than eagles. Woe unto us ! for we are spoiled.
Page 47 - beehive" tomb has been found at New Grange in Ireland5, and the type might therefore 1 Cf. Ezekiel xxi. 21: "The king of Babylon... shook the arrows to and fro, he consulted the teraphim, he looked in the liver"; Deecke in Etruskische Forschungen und Studien, Iv. p. 79; G. Blecher, De extispicio capita tria, with Karl Bezold's supplement (pp. 246-52) on Babylonian extispicium. 2 So De Sanctis maintains (Storia dei Romani, I. pp. 124 ff. and esp. 143 ff.). 3 Milani, // R. Museo Archeologico di Firenze...
Page 47 - My people ask counsel at their stocks, and their staff declareth unto them: for the spirit of whoredoms hath caused them to err, and they have gone a whoring from under their God.
Page 13 - ... the savage tribes of mankind, as they approach nearer to the condition of animals, preserve a stronger resemblance to themselves and to each other. The uniform stability of their manners is the natural consequence of the imperfection of their faculties. Reduced to a similar situation, their wants, their desires, their enjoyments still continue the same ; and the influence of food or climate, which, in a more improved state of society, is suspended or subdued by so many moral causes, most powerfully...
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Page 2 - FC Burton was political officer in the Tezin valley, and resident at Seh Baba three marches from Kabul, three Mohammedan merchants from Bokhara, who were known to have a quantity of gold upon their mules, were robbed on their journey from Kabul to Peshawar by men of the Khurd Kabul (Barbakkar Khels and Hisarak Ghilzais) at a spot between Seh Baba and Jagdalak : they had foolishly gone on ahead of the convoy escort, and were thus themselves partially to blame for their misfortune.
Page 25 - Treasure of the " Oxus " (1905, p. 25, n. 3). Here it is described as " a gold sceptre-head (?) " terminating in a globe surmounted " by two birds . . . Both the sphere " and the birds are ornamented with " fine imbricated cells containing what " appears to be true enamel in several " colours." Mr. Dalton is of opinion that it is " of extreme interest as an " instance of cloisonne enamel of the "finest kind at a period anterior to " the sixth century BC" For the object as a whole there is no parallel.
Page 4 - Franks as suspicious, over and above the fact that some of them were of types which are quite unprecedented in gold. But not wishing to divert a possibly important source of supply, he determined to purchase at a small percentage above the gold value, and then to await further developments. These were not long...
Page 46 - It was the constant accompaniment of almost every ritual act, and in his daily prayers before the sacred fire, as Strabo noted of the Magi in Cappadocia, the priest always held it in his...
Page 4 - A comparison of the originals with the gold copies at once revealed the difference in quality which had been expected : the imitations had been made with some care, but their modern character was unmistakable.

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