Mrs Griffin, wife of Mr Justice Griffin
A Social Leader in the Far East - a crayon portrait of Mrs. Griffin (n饠Emma Glory O'Donnell), the wife of Mr. Justice Griffin. Her husband was a judge of the High Court of Allahabad, and The Tatler claims Mrs Griffin 'has done much to lessen the gulf between East and West by the charming hospitality which she has extended to Indians as well as to Europeans.' The portrait is a reproduction of a drawing by Mr. Harvard Thomas, the eminent sculptor. Date: 1910
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Black basalt reliefs from Kapara's Palace. Tell Halaf
Black basalt reliefs depicting an archer, archer with lion, knight, figure with a sickle, bird, knight in armor, dogs running, palm, leopard, fishing, gathering the harvest, gryphon, slinger and battle with the enemy. They are part of the 187 reliefs of the base of the south wall of the Palace of King Kapara. 10th century BC. From Tell Halaf, ancient Guzana. British Museum. London. United Kingdom.
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Vignettes of cupids or genii
Vignettes of cupids or genii. . Vignettes of cupids or genii. Above, a painting found in Resina in 1748 depicting the Genii of Apollo, one with a lyre in a chariot drawn by griffins led by another with a plate. Below, found in Resina in 1749, this painting shows a boy leaving offerings for a snake on a rustic altar inscribed GENIUS LOCI HUJUS MONTIS or the genius of this mountain. Copperplate engraved by Tommaso Piroli from his own Antichita di Ercolano (Antiquities of Herculaneum), Rome, 1789.
© Florilegius / Mary Evans