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SALAMIS

SALAMIS IN THE ISLAND OF CYPRUS.
BY ALEXANDER PALMA DI CESNOLÀ, F.S.A.,
page 127

which may be a candlestick or a sacred monogram. The small figures appear very like Cypriote syllables. Among the lamps of later date and unconventional style may be mentioned that seen in fig. 316, where the body is constructed in form of decreasing rows or bands, and is fitted with a handle, not unlike those seen on amphorae of a much older period. I will conclude this short account of the numerous lamps with an illustration of the terracotta mould of a lamp (fig. 317), the device upon which is a head of considerable merit as a work of art. Fig. 318 represents a cast taken from it

on a surface similar to that which would be afforded by a lamp. The other moulds (figs. 319, 320), of beautiful design, one of which has a figure of Mercury or Hermes, with caduceus,

and a helmeted warrior, armed with a short sword, may be conveniently placed here. Among the inscriptions I am able to record the subjoined list, among which occur names, in the genitive case, of makers, some of them slaves, or of places and towns where they were made, that of the pottery or the proprietor, dedications, and private trade marks.

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