Xanthian Marbles

1843

The Illustrated London News

This collection of "marbles" (low-relief statuary) from various Greek temples and tombs in Asia Minor weas exhibited in the British Museum, courtesy of their owner, Charles Fellowes, and the British government, which paid for the shipping of the artefacts. The title "Xanthian Marbles" was somewhat misleading since the collection did not come exclusively from the region of Troy and the River Xanthus, but rather from Lycia, Lydia, Mysia, Bithynia, Phrygia, Pisidia, Pamphylia, and Caria. (Commentary signed "S. S.")

Text and scan by Philip V. Allingham.

References

The Illustrated London News (11 February 1843): 98.


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