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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 . us, in the shape of a lancet-point on one side and of amallet on the other ; a hook and forceps, used in obstetricalpractice. The latter are said to equal in the convenienceand ingenuity of their construction the best efforts of moderncutlers. Needles, cutting compasses (circini excisorii), andother instruments were found, all of the purest brass withbronze handles, and usually enclosed in brass

. 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 . us, in the shape of a lancet-point on one side and of amallet on the other ; a hook and forceps, used in obstetricalpractice. The latter are said to equal in the convenienceand ingenuity of their construction the best efforts of moderncutlers. Needles, cutting compasses (circini excisorii), andother instruments were found, all of the purest brass withbronze handles, and usually enclosed in brass 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 . us, in the shape of a lancet-point on one side and of amallet on the other ; a hook and forceps, used in obstetricalpractice. The latter are said to equal in the convenienceand ingenuity of their construction the best efforts of moderncutlers. Needles, cutting compasses (circini excisorii), andother instruments were found, all of the purest brass withbronze handles, and usually enclosed in brass or boxwoodcases. There is nothing remarkable in the house itself, which contains the usual apartments, atrium, peristyle, &c., except the paintings. These consist chiefly of architecturaldesigns, combinations of golden and bronze-coloured columnsplaced in perspective, surmounted by rich architraves, elabo-rate friezes, and decorated cornices, one order above another.Intermixed are arabesque ornaments, grotesque paintings, and compartments with figures, all apparently employed indomestic occuj)ations. Three of these we have selected forinsertion. One of them represents a female figure carrying. Female Figure with Papyri. rolls of papyrus to a man who is seated and intently reading.The method of reading these rolls or volumes, which werewritten in transverse columns across the breadth of the THE VIA CONSULARIS, OR DOMITIANA. 349 papyrus, is clearly shown here. Behind him a young womanis seated, playing on the harp. All these figures are placedunder the light architectural designs above described, whichseem intended to surmount a terrace. It is a common prac-tice at the present day in Italy, especially near Naples, to

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