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. Pompeii; its history, buildings and antiquities : an account of the destruction of the city, with a full description of the remains, and of the recent excavations and also an itinerary for visitors . Kitchen Utensils of Bronze, and with a swan in the centre. The neck of the vase ispainted, and the same subject is given on each side. It rei^re-sents a chariot, di-awn by four animals at full gallop, whichappear to be intermediate between tigers and panthers. A. Terra-cotta Vase. winged genius directs them with his left hand, while with hisright he goads them with a javelin. Another winged figu

. Pompeii; its history, buildings and antiquities : an account of the destruction of the city, with a full description of the remains, and of the recent excavations and also an itinerary for visitors . Kitchen Utensils of Bronze, and with a swan in the centre. The neck of the vase ispainted, and the same subject is given on each side. It rei^re-sents a chariot, di-awn by four animals at full gallop, whichappear to be intermediate between tigers and panthers. A. Terra-cotta Vase. winged genius directs them with his left hand, while with hisright he goads them with a javelin. Another winged figu Stock Photo
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. Pompeii; its history, buildings and antiquities : an account of the destruction of the city, with a full description of the remains, and of the recent excavations and also an itinerary for visitors . Kitchen Utensils of Bronze, and with a swan in the centre. The neck of the vase ispainted, and the same subject is given on each side. It rei^re-sents a chariot, di-awn by four animals at full gallop, whichappear to be intermediate between tigers and panthers. A. Terra-cotta Vase. winged genius directs them with his left hand, while with hisright he goads them with a javelin. Another winged figurepreceding the quadriga, with a thyrsus in his left hand, is inthe act of seizing the bridle of one of the animals. The 556 POMPEII. whole is painted in white on a black ground, except some fewof the details, which are yellow, and the car and mantle ofthe genius, which are red. The handles represent knottedcords, or flexible branches interlaced, which terminate in theheads of animals. This vase is much cracked, probably inconsequence of the violence of the fire. Some drinking vessels of peculiar construction have beenfound, which merit a particular description. The first areof the class called pyra, or purtSe?, from pvo), to draw offliquid. These were in the shape of a horn, the primitivedrinking-vessel, and had commonly a hole at the point, tobe closed with the finger, until the drinker, raising it abovehis mouth, suffered the liquor to flow in a stre

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