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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 Excerpt: ... The Asiatic goddess stands on a pedestal with an animal in either hand. At the side is a winged monster, and two crosses or stars below (see No. 15). A worshipper stands before an altar, with a priest in a flounced dress below. S. 1 inch high. Hcematite. (See Plate xii, fig. 1.) 6. The peculiar and rude symbol of the Paphian goddess occurs on this cylinder, a priest with an offering in the hand, and the shoes with turned-up ends, which we now know to characterise Hittite art (as may… be seen on the remarkable monolith lately acquired by Mr. Rassam for the British Museum), and a winged gryphon behind, which must be carefully distinguished from the Egyptian sphinx. Compare Nos. 10, 11, 19, -25, and 58. S. 1 inch long. Steatite. (See Plate xii, fig. 2.) 7. This is a curious design. Two animals stand on either side of a pedestal, (or lower part of the human body), on the top of which is a human head, with wings on each side. A worshipper stands before the image. S.j The work is very good. 1 inch long. Green Jasper. (See Plate xii, 8. This is a good example of Cypriote art. The symbol of the Paphian goddess, with four doves on either side, and a canopy overhead, stands by the side of a priest, who presents an offering. Behind him is the head of an ox, a well-known Hittite character. The ox-head occurs on coins of Salamis, as well as on one of the gold rings discovered by Dr. Schliemann at Mykenae. Compare Gen. di Cesnola's Cyprus, pi. xxxiii, 25. The ox-head alone occurs on another specimen in the collection. S. 1 inch long. 9. The symbol of the Paphian goddess, accompanied by a flying dove S., is engraved on this cylinder in archaic style. 7-8ths inch long. Steatite. (See Plate xii, fig. 4.) 10. This may be compared with No. 58. A winged gryphon, seated in adora...