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SALAMIS

SALAMIS IN THE ISLAND OF CYPRUS.
BY ALEXANDER PALMA DI CESNOLÀ, F.S.A.,
page 65

annexed figure (fig. 119) shows an alabastron, with handle in form of a knot, and the foot with three letters carved inrelief. Some of these examples retain their covers. With these the large cinerary urns, which are probably of Greek or Roman origin, may be classed, one of which is about eighteen inches high, and contained human bones. Of the small, but not the smallest, works, are three fine scent vases, with fluted sides, one of which, measuring three inches and three-quarters in height (fig. 120) has a winged human figure by way of handle, and is girt about the body, apparently by a fringe or carcanet,

 

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