A Guide to the Exhibition Galleries of the British Museum (bloomsbury)

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...glass, and porcelain bead Necklaces, from Nimroud. Pro bably of the Roman period. Table-cases E and I contain a series of Engraved Gems, with inscriptions in Pehlevi, an ancient character adopted by the Persian magian Zoroaster and his followers for their sacred books. A few of them are royal («.?., 568, 569) and the remainder are private seals. Most of them are of the Sasanian period (about A.D. 250), and were found in Mesopotamia. Bronzes. Wall-cases Nos. 74-78. Bronze vases, dishes with handles, lamps, sides of thrones, chains, chisels, axes, fetters, rings, needles, mirrors, etc., etc., chiefly from the palace of Ashur-nasir-pal at Nimroud. At the back of Case 77 is a bronze slab inscribed in Assyrian, but the name of the king is wanting; above are two architectural ornaments. Many of the bronzes here exhibited are of the Roman period. Wall cases 79-84. On the shelf are helmets of Assyrian (b.c. 680) and Sasanian (a.d. 400 (?)) workmanship. On the back of the Case is a fine shield from Van, ornamented with figures of lions and bulls in relief; around the edge ran an inscription in cuneiform characters, but most of this has disappeared. On the floor are arranged a collection of legs of chairs, figures, bull's heads, handles of caldrons, pegs, etc., etc., from the palace of Argisti, king of Armenia, contemporary of Sargon, king of Assyria, B.c. 720. E. M. T. The Second Northern Gallery is closed during re-arrangement Returning through the Egyptian Rooms to the landing of the North-west Staircase, the visitor turns South and enters the Vase Rooms of the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities. 137 DEPABTMENT OF GREEK AND ROMAN ANTIQUITIES. i'he smaller antiquities of this Department fill the series of rooms which form the Western Gallery...

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...glass, and porcelain bead Necklaces, from Nimroud. Pro bably of the Roman period. Table-cases E and I contain a series ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:118 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217767001

ISBN - 13:9780217767002

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