Foreign Topography: Or, An Encyclopedick Account, Alphabetically Arranged, of the Ancient Remains in Africa, Asia, and Europe; Forming a Sequel to the Encyclopedia of Antiquities

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J. B. Nichols, 1828 - 348 من الصفحات
 

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الصفحة 217 - This house, placed upon the edge of the declivity which slopes towards the sea, consisted partly of two stories, the upper on the level of the street. It was spacious, and near the entrance was a bath with all the necessary appendages ; in the rear the best rooms opened upon a terrace, running the whole width of the house, and overlooking a garden or xystus, about thirty yards square ; this was surrounded by a covered walk or portico continued under the terrace ; and beneath this again was a vaulted...
الصفحة xiii - ... prominent than they really are. The parts of the stone that were to be taken off all round the figure did not extend much farther, as the wall is thickly covered with figures and hieroglyphics, and I believe there is not a space on those walls more than a foot square without some figure or hieroglyphic. The garments, and various parts of the limbs, were marked by a narrow line, not deeper than the thickness of a half-crown, but so exact, that it produced the intended effect. When the figures...
الصفحة 33 - Next to their general harmony, their accordance with places and sites, their adaptation to the purposes for which they were designed, what must be admired in the edifices of Greece, is the high finish of all the parts. In them, the object which is not intended to be seen, is wrought with as much care as the exterior compositions. The junctures of the blocks which form the columns of the temple of Minerva are so perfect as to require the greatest attention to discover them, and to leave a mark no...
الصفحة 280 - The ceiling contains the zodiac, inclosed by two long female figures, which extend from one side to the other of it. The walls are divided into several square compartments, each containing figures representing deities, and priests in the act of offering or immolating victims. On all the walls, columns, ceiling, or architraves, there is...
الصفحة 322 - The cornice is six feet wide, the frize is four feet. Above the cornice is a row of sitting monkeys eight feet high, and six across the shoulders. They are twenty-one in number. This temple was nearly two-thirds buried under the sand, of which we removed thirty-one feet before we came to the upper part of the door. It must have had a very fine landing-place, which is now totally buried under the sand.
الصفحة xiii - ... red is adopted as a standing colour for all that meant flesh. There are some exceptions indeed; for in certain instances, when they intended to represent a fair lady, by way of distinguishing her complexion from that of the men, they put on a yellow colour to represent her flesh ; yet it cannot be supposed, that they did not know how to reduce their red paints to a flesh colour, for on some occasions, where the red flesh is supposed to be seen through a thin veil, the tints are nearly of the...
الصفحة 105 - Every part of these rocks is cut out by art, in the form of large and small chambers, each of which has its separate entrance ; and, though they are very close to each other, it is seldom that there is any interior communication from one to another.
الصفحة 22 - ... the right of a person facing the altar; and so cunningly contrived as to have a small aperture, easily concealed and level with the surface of the rock. This was barely large enough to admit the entrance of a single person ; who, having descended into the narrow passage, might creep along until he arrived immediately behind the...
الصفحة 280 - I suppose to be the more elevated, and exposed to the air ; but it is all in ruins, as no one now lives there. From the top I descended into some apartments on the east side of the temple. There I saw the famous zodiac on the ceiling. The circular form of this zodiac led me to suppose, in some measure, that this temple was built at a later period than the rest, as nothing like it is seen any where else. In the front of the edifice there is a propylaeon, not inferior to the works in the temple ; and,...
الصفحة xliv - ... we have an instance in a painting which presents a human figure immersed up to the middle in a boiling caldron, with his hands joined before his breast, and his eyes raised to heaven as if in ardent supplication. The three children in the flames occur frequently, and probably allude to the same subject. An inscription placed over one of these scenes of martyrdom is affecting. O tempora infausta, quibus inter sacra et vota ne in cavernis quidem salvari possumus . . . Quid miserius vita . . . quid...

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