Friday, 27 February 2009

"Affording immense spoil"

The discussion about the two bronze heads from the Summer Palace has made me turn to The Times for contemporary reports. Among them is the telegraphic message (December 10, 1860):
The Emperor's summer palace taken and sacked, affording immense spoil.

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An amphora attributed to the manner of the Princeton painter

Photo: Becchina Archive Source: Christos Tsirogiannis An Attic black-figured amphora attributed to the manner of the Princeton painter has b...