Old England: A Pictorial Museum (page 10/50)

[picture: 59.---British Pearl Shells.  Natural Size.]

59.—British Pearl Shells. Natural Size.

a. Duck fresh-water Pearl Mussel (Anodon Anatinus). b. Swan ditto (Anodon Cygneus). [more...] [$]

[picture: 60.---Woad  (Isatis Tinctoria)]

60.—Woad (Isatis Tinctoria)

“The dresses of the inhabitants of Britain before the Roman invasion are not, like those of the people of ancient Egypt, and other countries advanced in the practice of the imitative arts, to be traced in painting or sculpture. In Roman statues we have the figures of ancient Gauls, which give us the characteristic dress of the Celtic nations: the braccæ, [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 61.---Gaulish Costume.]

61.—Gaulish Costume.

“The dresses of the inhabitants of Britain before the Roman invasion are not, like those of the people of ancient Egypt, and other countries advanced in the practice of the imitative arts, to be traced in painting or sculpture. In Roman statues we have the figures of ancient Gauls, which give us the characteristic dress of the Celtic nations: the braccæ, [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 62.---Gaulish Costume.]

62.—Gaulish Costume.

“The dresses of the inhabitants of Britain before the Roman invasion are not, like those of the people of ancient Egypt, and other countries advanced in the practice of the imitative arts, to be traced in painting or sculpture. In Roman statues we have the figures of ancient Gauls, which give us the characteristic dress of the Celtic nations: the braccæ, [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 63.---Gaulish Costume.]

63.—Gaulish Costume.

“The dresses of the inhabitants of Britain before the Roman invasion are not, like those of the people of ancient Egypt, and other countries advanced in the practice of the imitative arts, to be traced in painting or sculpture. In Roman statues we have the figures of ancient Gauls, which give us the characteristic dress of the Celtic nations: the braccæ, [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 64.---Breast Plate]

64.—Breast Plate

“It is difficult to assign an exact period to their use of cloth in preference to skins. It is equally difficult to determine the date of those valuable relics which have been found in various places, exhibiting a taste for symmetry and nice workmanship in the fabrication of their weapons, offensive and defensive, and the ruder decorations of their [...]Flintshire, now in the British Museum (Fig. 64).” (p. 22) [more...] [$]

[picture: 65.---Shield in the British Museum.]

65.—Shield in the British Museum.

“It is equally difficult to determine the date of those valuable relics which have been found in various places, exhibiting a taste for symmetry and nice workmanship in the fabrication of their weapons, offensive and defensive, and the ruder decorations of their persons. Such are the [...]Flintshire, now in the British Museum (Fig. 64). Such are the shields (Figs. 65, 66, 67), of one of which (Fig. 67) Sir Samuel Meyrick, its possessor, says, “It is impossible to contemplate the artistic portions without feeling convinced that there is a mixture of British ornaments with such resemblances to the elegant designs on Roman works as would be produced by a people in a state of less civilization.” (p. 22) [more...] [$]

[picture: 66.---Shield in the Meyrick Collection]

66.—Shield in the Meyrick Collection

“It is equally difficult to determine the date of those valuable relics which have been found in various places, exhibiting a taste for symmetry and nice workmanship in the fabrication of their weapons, offensive and defensive, and the ruder decorations of their persons. Such are the [...]Flintshire, now in the British Museum (Fig. 64). Such are the shields (Figs. 65, 66, 67), of one of which (Fig. 67) Sir Samuel Meyrick, its possessor, says, “It is impossible to contemplate the artistic portions without feeling convinced that there is a mixture of British ornaments with such resemblances to the elegant designs on Roman works as would be produced by a people in a state of less civilization.” (p. 22) [more...] [$]


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