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Greek Sculpture A collection of sixteen pictures of Greek marbles with introduction and interpretation   By: (1863-1924)

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[Transcriber's notes: italics represented by underscores e.g. italics bold represented by $ e.g. $bold$ ligatures by [OE] e.g. [OE]dipus

Letters with Diacritical Marks are rendered according to the following table: diacritical mark sample above below macron (straight line) ¯ [=x] [x=] 2 dots (dieresis, umlaut) ¨ [:x] [x:] 1 dot · [.x] [x.] breve (u shaped symbol) U [)x] [x)] tilde ~ [~x] [x~] The city of Terracina was mispelled Terracino in paragraph 9, section 3 of the Introduction

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[Illustration: John Andrew & Son, Sc.

PERICLES

British Museum, London ]

The Riverside Art Series

GREEK SCULPTURE

A COLLECTION OF SIXTEEN PICTURES OF GREEK MARBLES WITH INTRODUCTION AND INTERPRETATION

BY

ESTELLE M. HURLL

[Illustration]

BOSTON AND NEW YORK HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY The Riverside Press Cambridge

COPYRIGHT 1901, BY HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & CO. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

PREFACE

Within the limits of this small collection of pictures an attempt is made to bring together as great a variety of subjects as possible. Portraiture is illustrated in the statue of Sophocles and the bust of Pericles, genre studies in the Apoxyomenos and Discobolus, bas relief work in the panel from the Parthenon frieze and the Orpheus and Eurydice, and ideal heads and statues in the representations of the divinities. Both the Greek treatment of the nude and the Greek management of drapery have due attention.

As classic literature is the best interpreter of Greek sculpture, the text draws freely from such original sources as the Iliad and the Odyssey, the Homeric hymns, and Ovid's Metamorphoses.

ESTELLE M. HURLL.

NEW BEDFORD, MASS. January, 1901.

CONTENTS AND LIST OF PICTURES

PERICLES ( Frontispiece ) From original in British Museum

INTRODUCTION I. ON SOME CHARACTERISTICS OF GREEK SCULPTURE vii II. ON BOOKS OF REFERENCE x III. HISTORICAL DIRECTORY OF THE MARBLES REPRODUCED IN THIS COLLECTION xi

I. BUST OF ZEUS OTRICOLI 1 Picture from Photograph by Fratelli Alinari

II. ATHENA GIUSTINIANA (MINERVA MEDICA) 7 Picture from Photograph by D. Anderson

III. HORSEMEN FROM THE PARTHENON FRIEZE 13 Picture from Photograph by the London Stereoscopic Co.

IV. BUST OF HERA (JUNO) 19 Picture from Photograph by D. Anderson

V. THE APOXYOMENOS 25 Picture from Photograph by D. Anderson

VI. HEAD OF THE APOLLO BELVEDERE 31 Picture from Photograph by D. Anderson

VII. DEMETER (CERES) 37 Picture from Photograph by D. Anderson

VIII. THE FAUN OF PRAXITELES 43 Picture from Photograph by Fratelli Alinari

IX. SOPHOCLES 49 Picture from Photograph by D. Anderson

X. ARES SEATED 55 Picture from Photograph by D. Anderson

XI. HEAD OF THE OLYMPIAN HERMES 61 Picture from Photograph by the English Photographic Co., Athens

XII. THE DISCOBOLUS (THE DISK THROWER) 67 Picture from Photograph loaned by Edward Robinson, from the only negative known to exist

XIII. THE APHRODITE OF MELOS (VENUS OF MILO) 73 Picture from Photograph by Neurdein Frères

XIV. ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE 79 Picture from Photograph by D. Anderson

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