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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 . rings, as the Welsh harp sometimes has three strings.The musician here plays with both hands, without using theplectrum, and the surrounding figures seem to be watchingher with admiration. The other subject, which is imperfect, represents a femaleplaying with the plectrum or quill,| with which the chordswere struck, instead of the fingers. This method of playiugwas held in early times in the hig

. 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 . rings, as the Welsh harp sometimes has three strings.The musician here plays with both hands, without using theplectrum, and the surrounding figures seem to be watchingher with admiration. The other subject, which is imperfect, represents a femaleplaying with the plectrum or quill,| with which the chordswere struck, instead of the fingers. This method of playiugwas held in early times in the hig 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 . rings, as the Welsh harp sometimes has three strings.The musician here plays with both hands, without using theplectrum, and the surrounding figures seem to be watchingher with admiration. The other subject, which is imperfect, represents a femaleplaying with the plectrum or quill, | with which the chordswere struck, instead of the fingers. This method of playiugwas held in early times in the highest esteem ; afterwards itwas superseded by the use of the fingers, a far more naturaland effective instrument. Here the musician strikes withboth hands at once, with the riglit, intus, or the inner row ofstrings, with the plectrum; with the left, foris. The harp issupported by a band passed round the left arm. Numerous articles of female ornament have been found, ofwhich we have collected a few into one block. They aredrawn of the same size as the originals. The first figure isan earring, seen in front and sideways. It is a portion of aplain gold spheroid, very thick, with a metal hook at the. Ear-ring. back to pass through the ear. The next is of simpler con-struction, having pearl pendants. Both these patterns seemto have been very common. No. 3 is a breast-pin, attachedto a Bacchanalian figure, with a patera in one hand and aglass in the other. He is provided with bats wings, andtwo belts, or bands of grapes, pass across his body. Thebats wings symbolize the drowsiness consequent u2)on hard * Cic. in Ver. Act. ii. lib. 1. 20. t The mandolin is played to this day in Italy with a quill. 572 POMPEII, drinking. No. 4 is a ring, with serpents heads. These arevery common. To these we have added two combs. We conclude with two of the most important articles of a

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