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Ch. 4: Caelatura, Antique Plate

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then tooled up according to the modern practice.* Of these offerings the Iliac vases were the gift of Domitius Tutus, together with several of the plainer dishes. The later pieces bear truly Celtic names as their donors—Camulognata, Coigi filia—Maxuminus, Caratini filius—Combaromarus, Buolmui fil—Emticeus—Germanissa Viscari.
Of the enormous patinae recorded by Pliny, so diffi­cult to conceal, so tempting to the spoiler, only a few-representatives survive, and those on a comparatively insignificant scale. At their head stands the circular dish of the Cabinet of France, long known as the 'Shield of .Soipio,' and, according to tradition, dredged up out of the Rhone by some fishermen in the year 1666. It is 28 inches, or three Roman feet in diameter, and weighs 25 pounds Troy (10 kilo.) The bas-reliefs cover­ing it, the " Restoration of Briseis," being at first under­stood as the story of Scipio and the bride of Allucius, gave its popular name. The style of art indicates the third century for its date, j Equally late are the disci of Madrid, and that of Geneva, both with historical subjects; the design on the latter commemorating the marriage of
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