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1892 edition. Excerpt: ...glass, and porcelain bead Necklaces, from
Nimroud. Pro bably of the Roman period. Table-cases E and I contain
a series of Engraved Gems, with inscriptions in Pehlevi, an ancient
character adopted by the Persian magian Zoroaster and his followers
for their sacred books. A few of them are royal (-.?., 568, 569)
and the remainder are private seals. Most of them are of the
Sasanian period (about A.D. 250), and were found in Mesopotamia.
Bronzes. Wall-cases Nos. 74-78. Bronze vases, dishes with handles,
lamps, sides of thrones, chains, chisels, axes, fetters, rings,
needles, mirrors, etc., etc., chiefly from the palace of
Ashur-nasir-pal at Nimroud. At the back of Case 77 is a bronze slab
inscribed in Assyrian, but the name of the king is wanting; above
are two architectural ornaments. Many of the bronzes here exhibited
are of the Roman period. Wall cases 79-84. On the shelf are helmets
of Assyrian (b.c. 680) and Sasanian (a.d. 400 (?)) workmanship. On
the back of the Case is a fine shield from Van, ornamented with
figures of lions and bulls in relief; around the edge ran an
inscription in cuneiform characters, but most of this has
disappeared. On the floor are arranged a collection of legs of
chairs, figures, bull's heads, handles of caldrons, pegs, etc.,
etc., from the palace of Argisti, king of Armenia, contemporary of
Sargon, king of Assyria, B.c. 720. E. M. T. The Second Northern
Gallery is closed during re-arrangement Returning through the
Egyptian Rooms to the landing of the North-west Staircase, the
visitor turns South and enters the Vase Rooms of the Department of
Greek and Roman Antiquities. 137 DEPABTMENT OF GREEK AND ROMAN
ANTIQUITIES. i'he smaller antiquities of this Department fill the
series of rooms which form the Western Gallery...
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