Synopsis of the Contents of the British Museum

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G. Woodfall, 1851
 

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Página 233 - They are, under the point of view of religion and philosophy, wholly rotten, and from the sole of the foot to the crown of the head there is no soundness in them.
Página 23 - Thy arts of building from the bee receive; Learn of the mole to plough, the worm to weave; Learn of the little nautilus to sail, Spread the thin oar, and catch the driving gale.
Página 117 - ... this part of the frieze are represented divinities and deified heroes, seated; namely, Castor and Pollux, Ceres and Triptolemus, Jupiter and Juno, and JEsculapius and Hygeia. There was originally a third slab, which represented four other divinities, also seated, but it has disappeared for many years. On the right and left of these sacred characters., are trains of females with their faces directed to the gods, to whom they are carrying gifts: we see also directors or regulators of the procession,...
Página 117 - The bas-reliefs which compose this frieze are arranged, as nearly as can be ascertained, in the order in which they were originally placed in the Parthenon, several alterations having been made on their removal to their present situation, in consequence of a more careful examination and minute comparison of them with drawings made before their removal from the temple.
Página 99 - Government in the years 1842—1846, under the direction of Sir C. Fellows, by whom the greater part of them were discovered. They consist of sculptured remains, ranging in date from the subjugation of the country by the Persians, BC 545, to the period of the Byzantine Empire.
Página ii - ... 1823, when, upon the donation from his Majesty King George IV. of the library collected by King George III., the government ordered drawings to be prepared for the erection of an entire new Museum, a portion of one wing of which was to be occupied by the recently acquired library. This wing, on the...
Página 117 - The sculptures from 17 to 90 (inclusive) compose the exterior frieze of the cella of the Parthenon, which embellished the upper part of the walls within the colonnade at the height of the frieze of the pronaos, and which was continued in an uninterrupted series of sculpture entirely round the temple.
Página 122 - ¿^а?хаЛоi, were :,upposed to contain a powerful charm. This practice had, however, nearly obliterated the inscription.'' INSCRIPTIONS RELATING TO TEMPLES IN ATHENS. Nos. 165, 168, 171, 185, 223, 267, 269, 273, 276, 282, 379. The first of these is now marked No. 165*. It is a Greek inscription from Athens, signifying that certain gifts, which are specified, had been consecrated to some goddess, probably Venus, by a female who held the office of lighter of the lamps, and interpreter of dreams,...
Página ii - ... upon the donation from his Majesty King George IV. of the library collected by King George III., the government ordered drawings to be prepared for the erection of an entire new Museum, a portion of one wing of which was to be occupied by the recently acquired library. This wing, on the eastern side of the then Museum garden, was finished in 1828 ; and the northern, and a part of the western compartment of a projected square have been since completed.
Página 131 - ... is leading a ram to an altar, the rest are in attitudes of devotion ||. No. 280. A fragment of a bas-relief, representing a female sitting ^f . No. 293. ' A bas-relief, representing a votive figure of Cybele, seated in a kind of small temple **. No. 361. A fragment of a bas-relief, representing...

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