Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians: Including Their Private Life, Government, Laws, Art, Manufactures, Religions, and Early History; Derived from a Comparison of the Paintings, Sculptures, and Monuments Still Existng, with the Accounts of Ancient Authors. Illustrated by Drawings of Those Subjects, Volume 3

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Page 219 - And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that he saw the calf, and the dancing : and Moses' anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and brake them beneath the mount.
Page 357 - To all of them he gave each man changes of raiment ; but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver, and five changes of raiment.
Page 123 - And all the women that were wise-hearted, did spin with their hands, and brought that which they had spun, the blue, and the purple, the scarlet, and the fine linen.
Page 265 - In the paintings of the tombs greater licence was allowed in the representation of subjects relating to private life, the trades, or the manners and occupations of the people ; and some indication of perspective in the position of the figures may occasionally be observed : but the attempt was imperfect, and, probably, to an Egyptian eye, unpleasing ; for such is the force of habit, that even where nature is copied, a conventional style is sometimes preferred to a more accurate representation. In...
Page 383 - susceptible of a lustre, which has even been partially revived at the present day, in some of those discovered at Thebes, though buried in the earth for many centuries. The mirror itself was nearly round, inserted into a handle of wood, stone, or metal, whose form varied according to the taste of the owner. Some presented the figure of a female, a flower, a column, or a rod ornamented with the head of Athor, a bird, or a fancy device ; and sometimes the face of a Typhonian monster was introduced...
Page 320 - BC, consequently many years after the Egyptians had been acquainted with the art of vaulting ; and the reason of their preferring such a mode of construction probably arose from their calculating the great difficulty of repairing an injured arch in this position, and the consequences attending the decay of a single block ; nor can any one suppose, from the great superincumbent weight applied to 452.
Page 336 - They consisted of a leather bag, secured and fitted into a frame, from which a long pipe extended, for carrying the wind to the fire. They were worked by the feet, the operator standing upon them, with one under each foot, and pressing them alternately, while he pulled up each exhausted skin with a string he held in his hand.
Page 390 - Homer, in the Odyssey, describes the many valuable medicines given by Polydamna, the wife of Thonis, to Helen while in Egypt, " a country whose fertile soil produces an infinity of drugs, some salutary and some pernicious ; where each physician possesses knowledge above all other men.
Page 126 - ¿And he made the ephod of gold, blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen. 3 And they did beat the gold into thin plates, and cut it into wires...

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