A Guide To The Exhibition Galleries Of The British Museum, Bloomsbury; Departments Of Printed Books…

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884. Excerpt: ... ETRUSCAN ROOM. Id this room have been arranged the Etruscan sarcophagi, urns, cists, figures, and reliefs of stone or terracotta, and the collection of black moulded ware of the kind found at Chiusi, and assigned to an early period of pottery in Etruria. N«. I. In the South side of the room is a terracotta cinerary cist or g:n from Cervetri (Caere). On the lid of the cist recline a male and female figure, modelled in tho round; the four sides of the cist are decorated with subjects in low relief. On one side is represented a battle scene; on the opposite side a banquet; at one end are female mourners seated in a row; at the other end two warriors and two draped female figures, probably a farewell scene. For a description of this monument see Photographs of the Gastellani Collection, Nos. 18-20; Encyclopsedia Britannica, 9th Ed., s.v. Etruria, vol. viii., pi. 8; Dennis, Cities and Cemeteries of Etruria, 2nd Ed. I. p. 227; and for the inscription, Corssen, Sprache der Etrusker, I. p. 784. No. 2. A small terracotta cist from Cervetri, in the form of a funeral couch, on which a female figure is laid. On the front of the couch is a relief representing two lions attacking a bull; at each extremity is a Satyr reclining. No. 3. A draped female figure in tufaceous stone, from the Polledrara tomb near Vulci (Micali, Monumenti Inediti, pi. 6, fig. 1). No. 4. A table case containing a series of ornamental fronts of roo-f tiles in painted terracotta from Capua and Cervetri. No. 5. A seated figure, in calcareous stone, from Chiusi (Micali, Monumenti Inediti, pi. 26, fig. 2). Nos. 6-7. Two Canopic vases in terracotta. Nos. 8-9. Two archaic terracotta female figures, draped, and wearing earrings and a large fibula on the right shoulder; both from Cervetri. Nos. 10-1...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884. Excerpt: ... ETRUSCAN ROOM. Id this room have been arranged the Etruscan sarcophagi, urns, cists, figures, and reliefs of stone or terracot...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217335616

ISBN - 13:9780217335614

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