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Title: Catalogue of the bronzes, Greek, Roman, and Etruscan, in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, British Museum
Year: 1899 (1890s)
Authors: British Museum. Dept. of Greek and Roman Antiquities Walters, Henry Beauchamp, 1867-1944
Subjects: Bronzes — Catalogs Art, Ancient
Publisher: London, Printed by order of the Trustees
Contributing Library: Wellesley College Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Wellesley College Library
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outside. Diam. if in. From Calymnos ;obtained by Lord Stratford de Redcliffe, 1856. 2904. BOSS OF SHIELD, plain convex shape. Diam. if in. Knidos, 1859. 2905. BOSS OF SHIELD, with conical knob in the centre. Diam. if in. Knidos, 1859.Point of knob broken off. 2906. BOSS OF SHIELD, the centre rising into a moulded knob. Diam. i^ in. Ht. if in.Knidos, 1859. 2 A 354 CATALOGUE OF BRONZES. 2907. TOP OF STANDARD. On a flat oblong piece supported by a central stem and two curved side-supports is a boar charging. The stem is fluted half-way down, and round thelower part are two rings ornamented with circles. Ht. n in. Vaux, Handbook to Brit. Mus.p. 411. Fore-legs of boar broken off. 2908. 2909. 2910. TOP OF STANDARD, in the form of a spike surmounted by a hollow convex piece ofbronze, on which is perched an eagle with outstretched wings, looking up to its r. ; in the spikeare holes for fastening to a wooden handle, and another in the eagles neck. Ht. 7 in. Vaux,Handbook to Brit. Mus. p. 411.
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1 = No. 2303. TOP OF STANDARD, with four curved sides forming a square; each corner terminatesin a square, on which are two rows of cross-lines and a row of dotted circles incised. Thetwo lower corners are supported by dolphins with heads thrown far back ; between them is theclub of Heracles. Below this are four steps ; on the lowermost, a row of dotted circles ; beneaththis is a long spike with two holes in the bottom. Ht. 81 in. Presented by A. W. Franks,Esq., 1872 ; from the Purnell Coll. TOP OF STANDARD. As the last ; each corner ends in a sort of moulded plinth;between the two lower ones is a moulded boss ; the whole is supported by a moulded base,below which is a spike. Ht. 9 in. From Torre Annunziata. Bequeathed by Sir W. Temple,1856. Lower part corroded. 155 I. TOOLS (2911-2978). I. CELTS AND AXE-HEADS (2911-2954). Of these implements there are four classes in order of historical development, asdistinguished by Sir John Evans, in his Ancient Bronze Implements of Great Britain,
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