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the temple of Isis at Pompeii. By the window-wall Papyrus with Greek
MS. of the 2nd or 3rd cent., which with 40 others was found in a chest of
sycamore wood at Memphis, being lists of the names of the canal labourers
on the Nile. Opposite the entrance a number of mummies of men, women
and children, some of them divested of their cerements and admirably pre¬
served (on the skull of a woman hair still remains), and the mummy of a
Opposite to the Egyptian ant. on the other side of the court
(entrance from the Inscriptions) is a room with
Ornamental paintings from Pompeii and
L. LXXIII. LXX1V. Painted stuccos from Herculaneum. II. in the
niche LXXXI. a fine collection of decorative masks. The painted pillar-
in the centre is from the Fullonica at Pompeii (p. 129); the various labours-
of the fullers are represented. L. at the end LXXVII. Trophies of gladia¬
tor-weapons from the School of Gladiators at Pompeii.
If the passage now be regained, the stair-case leads first to.
the Mezzanino (Entresol), which to the r. contains the collection.
of mediaeval curiosities and, beyond these, of ancient glass and
terra cotta; to the 1. the Cumeean collection.
The ante-room contains some ancient Christian relics from the cata¬
combs. In the first room may be mentioned, among numerous other ob¬
jects, a large bronze tabernacle, the design ascribed to Michael Angelo, exe¬
cuted by Jacopo Siciliano; bust in bronze of Ferdinand of Arragon; huts:
in marble of Paul III. and Charles V., after Canova. In the second room
the Cassetta Farnese in bronze, adorned with six beautifully- cut stones, re¬
presenting Meleager and Atalanta, procession of the Indian Bacchus , circus
games, Amazon combat, conflict of Centaurs and Lapithse, battle of Sala-
mis; it was executed by Giovanni de' Bernardi. The cabinets contain wea¬
pons, seals, carved amber and ivory etc.
The following room contains the
Collection of ancient crystal,
the most extensive collection of this description, showing the numerous me¬
thods and forms of the ancient treatment of this material. Several panes of
glass from the villa of Diomedes should be inspected; also a beautifully cut
glass vase with white Cupid and foliage on a blue ground, which was found
in a grave in the street of the tombs at Pompeii. — Contiguous is the
collection of ancient terracottas.
The first room contains common earthenware articles for household use
Among them are vessels with beans, wheat, almonds, egg-shells, plums, oli¬
ves etc. from Pompeii. In the passage to the second room to the 1, Arte¬
mis, r. Medina. — The second room contains several Etruscan sarcophagi
with recumbent figures on the lids. Numerous lamps. In the cabinets figu¬
res of small animals : horses , pigs', birds, also hands and other votive-offe¬
rings such as are still to be seen in Roman Catholic churches: infant in.
swaddling-clothes, legs, right half of a human figure. By the window to.
the r. a colossal Juno, J. Jupiter. By the door of egress to the r. the
fragments of the celebrated Volscian relief from Velletri, in the ancient
Italian style with traces of colouring: warriors on horseback and in cha¬
riots. — ''Die third room: Lamps, goblets, votive limbs; in the cabinets
opp. the door interesting beads, detached and in relief, also statuettes. By