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  • Contemporary Prints and DrawingsAuthor(s): A. M. HindSource: The British Museum Quarterly, Vol. 8, No. 4 (May, 1934), p. 141Published by: British MuseumStable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4421630 .Accessed: 25/06/2014 06:55

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  • 318, 3, and Hind, Catalogue of Early Italian Engravings in the British Museum, p. 343, 7*). A. M. HIND.

    I I6. CONTEMPORARY PRINTS AND DRAWINGS.

    S IXTEEN etchings by

    Eugene Bdjot have been presented by

    the Bibliothbque Nationale, Paris. They form a most acceptable supplement to the series by Bgjot already in the Department of Prints and Drawings.

    A series of forty-one prints by English and foreign artists, selected by Mr Campbell Dodgson, has been presented by the Committee of the Contemporary Art Society. Other gifts include a splendid series of twelve drawings and water-colours by Sir George Clausen, R.A., twenty-one etchings and one mezzotint, largely animal subjects, by Herbert Dicksee, R.A., water-colours by Sir D. Y. Cameron, R.A., and Willy Eisenschitz, presented in each case by the artist, and two water-colour drawings by Charles Ginner, presented anonymously. Among Clausen's drawings are portraits of Sir Emery Walker,Henry Festing Jones, and Dr Thomas Ashby. A. M. HIND.

    I 17. THREE ANTIQUITIES FROM SYRIA.

    T HE two seals illustrated on Plate XLV, Io and I I, are said to have been found at Carchemish. The larger is a bead of soft blackish brown stone, a little more than one inch long and slightly less than one inch across, of more or less lentoid shape and pierced lengthwise. The subject represents an oryx giving milk to her young and turning her head back to touch its hind-quarters. Above are three drilled circles. The young animal is no more than a series of drilled holes joined together; the mother's legs are similar but her body and head are most carefully carved. The lentoid shape and the subject both suggest the strong influence of Mycenaean art, or the similar group of a goat and kid on a plaque of glazed composition from Knossos. This example is probably a Syrian imitation of a Mycenaean type, made about 1400-1200 B.C., and the motif survives to reappear in the groups of cow and calf among the ivories of Arslan Tash and Nimrud.

    The central figure on the scaraboid is probably intended for a lizard.

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    Article Contentsp. 141

    Issue Table of ContentsThe British Museum Quarterly, Vol. 8, No. 4 (May, 1934), pp. i-viii+127-170Front Matter [pp. i-vii]An Irish Library [p. 127]English Bookbindings [p. 127]Two Leaves from the Book of 'The Monk of Hyres' [pp. 128-130]Laurence Nowell and a Recovered Anglo-Saxon Poem [pp. 130-132]A Collection of Autographs and Charters [pp. 132-133]A Letter in Slavonic [pp. 133-134]A Katharine Adams Binding [pp. 134-135]New Letters of John Wesley [pp. 135-137]Charles Dickens's Letters to His Wife [p. 137]Some Oriental Manuscripts [pp. 138-139]Drawing by John Crome [pp. 139]The Elgin Marbles in an Idealized Setting [pp. 140]Engraving after Andrea Mantegna [pp. 140-141]Contemporary Prints and Drawings [p. 141]Three Antiquities from Syria [pp. 141-142]Mycenaean and Greek Gems [pp. 142]Early Greek Bronzes [pp. 143]A Cameo Portrait of a Roman General [pp. 143-144]Examples of Mesolithic Art [pp. 144-145]English Glass [pp. 145-146]A Persian Pottery Jug [p. 146]Inlaid Bronzes of the Han Dynasty [pp. 146-148]A Glass Pall from Chin-Ts'un [pp. 148-149]An Early Mughal Illuminated Page [pp. 149-151]The 'Charles Beving' Collection of Textiles [pp. 151-152]An Ethnographical Series from the Sudan [pp. 152-153]Carved Shields and Spears from Dutch New Guinea [pp. 153-155]Two Rare Greek Coins [pp. 155]Greek and Roman Coins [pp. 155-156]A Rare Italian Medal [pp. 156]Other Gifts [pp. 157-162]Loan Series of Drawings and Water-Colours from the Turner Bequest [pp. 162-163]Recent Publications [pp. 163-166]Exhibitions [pp. 167-169]Back Matter