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Title: The museum of classical antiquities : being a series of essays on ancient art
Year: 1860 (1860s)
Authors: Falkener, Edward, 1814-1896 Wood, J. E Davies, Benjamin Rees
Subjects: Classical antiquities Archaeology
Publisher: London : Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts
Contributing Library: Getty Research Institute
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation



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From one of these it appears that the walls of the cella were * Left at Xanthus. 268 ON THE IONIC HEROUM thicker than those of the projecting ^Yalls of the antte; and theywere probably made so, as space was of no consequence in theinterior, and as extra thickness to these walls would givegreater stability to the entire fabric. Among the objects connected with this monument Averefound the fragments of four lions, which, in the model, are
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placed in the end intercolumniations, as though projectingfrom so many port-holes.* The situation which I have con-sidered to be best adapted for them is in front of the columnsand antfe, looking towards and protecting the doorway, as inthe Gate of the Lions at Mycenae. They accord with theEgyptian practice of guarding the doors of their temples in asimilar manner, a custom which, by various gradations, was sogenerally adopted by the Byzantines in their churches.f * As Sir C. Fellows endeavours to fix the position of the smaller statues as theangle acroteria of the pediment by their being weather-worn equally all round, so hestrives to fix the position of the lions in the end intercolumniations, by asserting thattheir noses are more weather-worn than tlie other parts of their bodies. But it sohappens that the nose of one of the two lions in the Biitish Museum (Xo. 139, a,)is better preserved than any other part; in fact, it is the only part which preservesa portion of its original pol

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