Archeologico. FLORENCE. 64. Route. 513
Court XV. Florentia. Relies of the Román Florence (from temples,
thermse, streets, and gates).
Room XVI has other remains of the thermse of Florence.
Room XVII. Florentia-F^esul^:. Cinerary urns, cippi, and steles.
from the earliest days of Florence (Italic) and Fiesole (Etruscan).
The Garden (beside R. VIH) contains reproductions of the various
forms of Etruscan tombs (apply to one of the attendants; adm. every i/zhr.).
On the First Floor to the left is the Egyptian Collection, to the right
the older portion of the Etruscan Museum (founded 1871).
Egyptian Museum. I. Hall of the Gods. At the door, Small ensigns,
used in battle; small votive pyramid (15th cent. B.C). — Entrance-wall:
Mummies of ibises, hawks, and cats; images of sacred animáis. In the
other cases are statuettes of gods, amulets, scarabsei, etc. — By the 2nd
window is a table for votive gifts to the dead. — In the centre: the
Goddess Hathor suckling King Horemheb, a statue from Thebes (15th cent.
B.C), found near Santa Maria sopra Minerva at Rome. To the left of the
exit, mummy of an ape; to the right, fragment of a statue of the god Bes,
II. Hall of Inscriptions. To the left, by the walls: Sepulchral
reliefs from the ancient empire. Porphyry bust, fragment of a colossal
statue of a king (ca. 3300 B.C). Under glass: Wooden statuettes of two
female slaves making bread (Memphis, ca. 3300 B.C). Beside the columns:
Statues of the high-priest Ptahmes from Memphis (15th cent. B.C), the
first in quarzite. — In the centre: Limestone sarcophagus and various
remains of frescoes. By the walls, Sepulchral reliefs and inscriptions
(16th to 6th cent. B.C); in the case by the entrance-wall, reliefs with re-
presentations of animáis, and the statue of a deceased woman (ca. 1600B.C);
on the opposite wall: Funeral rites (14th cent. B.C.); Artisans (16th cent.
B.C); Seti I. reoeiving the necklace from the goddess Hathor, a large
coloured relief in limestone (15th cent. B.C); Coloured relief of Ma, the
goddess of truth; fragment of a relief, with four scribes (16th cent. B.C).
— In the case by the window: Fresco from a tomb at Thebes (16th cent.
B.C), representing two Asiatic princes bringing tribute of gold and ivory.
— At the door (right), the minister Uahabra, fragment of a statue from
Sais (6th cent. B.C; found near Santa Maria sopra Minerva at Rome).
III. Large Hall of Mummies. By the window-wall, to the left, case
with mummy-ornaments. — To the right, Mummy of a woman (7th cent.
B.C), on a modern death-bed imitated from a wall-painting. Underneath
are four canopi or vessels containing the intestines. — No. 21. of the papyri
contains a representation of the judgment of the dead. — We now pass
through the door to the left, at the opposite end of the room, into —
IV. Small Hall of Mummies (with painted mummy-cases), and —
V. Alexandrian Hall (specimens of Hellenistic art in Egypt). In the
middle, two mummies of the 2nd cent. A.D. — In the cases: Mummy of a
child, with the head exposed; portrait of a woman from a mummy-coftin
of the 2nd cent. A.D.; specimens of textile industry, etc. — We now
retrace our steps through Rooms III and n, and enter —
VI. Hall of Sepulchral and Domestic Objects. By the entrance
wall: Vessels from Memphis and Thebes; small jar with lid of the My-
censean period (imported); remains of eggs, fruit, etc. — Window-wall:
Vessels of metal and glass (the latter imported). — Exit-wall: Alabaster
vessels bearing the ñames of kings (c 3000 B.C); painted vessels. — Last
Wall: Chairs, baskets, etc. — In the middle: Rings, keys, remains of
enamelled vessels, remains of plants, etc.
VII. Room of the Chariot. In the middle, *War Chariot, found in
a Theban tomb of the 14th cent. B.C. — Entrance-wall: Textile goods,
baskets, harp. — Rear-wall: Bast shoes, ornaments, mirrors, basket,
comb, vase with black pigment for the eyebrows. Exit-wall: Weapons, etc.
— The door in front leads to the —
Etruscan Museum. VIII. Room of the Bucchero Vases (p. 512). Case 1:
Earliest ware; period of the hut-urns; Italic bucchero. — Cases 2 and 3
illustrate the gradual development of the art. — Cases 4 Si 5: Vases from
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