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A Catalogue of Sculpture in the Department of Gree

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A CATALOGUE OF SCULPTURE IN THE DEPARTMENT OF GREEK AND ROMAN ANTIQUITIES, BRITISH MUSEUM.

by

A. H. SMITH, M.A.,

Assistant in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, in the British Museum.

VOL. I.

London: Printed by Order of the Trustees. 1892.

London: Printed by William Clowes and Sons, Limited Stamford Street and Charing Cross.

PREFACE.

The present volume by Mr. Arthur Smith, Assistant in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, includes the sculptures of the Archaic period: those of the Parthenon and other Athenian buildings; the remains of the temple at Phigaleia; the Greek reliefs, and some other sculptures which, though produced in Roman times, yet represent Greek originals of the great age.

In the section which deals with the sculptures of Athens much has been retained from Sir Charles Newton's _Guide to the Elgin Room_, Pts. I.-II. While adding the results of more recent research, Mr. Smith has contributed on his part interesting material.

The sculptures of the archaic period have of late years been the subject of much discussion; the results of these discussions, as they apply to the collection of the British Museum, have now been brought together and summarized.

The Greek reliefs, which form an important section of the present volume, belong to a class of sculptures which have produced much difference of opinion as to the subjects represented by them. Mr. Smith has stated briefly the principal views, by way of introduction to the several classes of reliefs.

A. S. MURRAY _3rd December, 1891._

CONTENTS OF VOL. I.

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EDITOR'S PREFACE iii

TABLE OF CONTENTS v

TABLE OF ABBREVIATIONS vii

INTRODUCTION 1


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