|Publication Date||May 19, 2012|
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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. 1851 Excerpt: ... of a lyre; behind her on an altar, is a little figure in flowing garments. Fine. Sardonyx of two strata; in. h., J in. w. Diana, with flowing garments, advancing with the bow in her hand. Very fine workmanship. Greenish turquoise; fa in. h., in. w. Diana Lucifera, advancing with a torch in either hand. Very fine. (Fragment.) Sardonyx of two strata; £ in. h., £ in. w. A youthful Mercury standing, clad with the chlamys, and holding the caduceus in his hand. Very gracefu1. Fine sardonyx of three strata; in. h.,-fa in. w. Mercury as the god of herds, with the purse and caduceus; behind him four rams. A very interesting gem. Antique paste of brown and white strata; in. h., £ in. w. Upper body of Salus, holding in her hand the serpent, to which she is giving drink from a patera. Very fine workmanship. Sardonyx of two strata;--£ in. h., £ in. w. Head of Bacchus, front face. Blue antique paste; fa in. h., in. w. Youthful Bacchus. Sardonyx of two strata; £ in. h., £ in. w. Head of youthful Bacchus, front face. Plasma; £ in. h., £ in. w. The youthful Bacchus, with the thyrsus in his hand, riding on a goat. Spirited. Onyx (changed by fire);-J-in. h., f in. w. The boy Bacchus, riding on a panther, which is looking backwards. A very spirited and artistically executed gem. Beneath is the inscription, TAVOCO. Sardonyx of white and black strata; T in. h., in. w. Crowned head of the bearded Bacchus, front face. Brownish yellow antique paste; j in. h., j in. w. Bacchus embracing a nymph. Very fine workmanship. Onyx of two strata; 1 in h., f in. w. Head of Ariadne. Antique paste, the ground brown, the figure white; $ in. h., fa in. w. 74 ARIADNE. 75 76 SILENUS. 77 78 79 80 81 SATYRS.. 82 83 84 85 FAUN. 86 87 88 89 90 BACCHANT. 91....