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Household Furniture and Interior Decoration   Thomas Hope   1807.05.01

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Room Containing Greek Fictile Vases. As these vases were all found in tombs, some, especially of the smaller sort, have been placed in recesses, imitating the ancient Columbaria, or receptacles of Cinerary urns. As they relate chiefly to the Bacchanalian rites, which were partly connected with the representations of mythic death and regeneration, others, of a larger size, have been situated in compartments, divided by terms, surmounted with heads of the Indian or bearded Bacchus.



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