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by a large shell, another emblem of the goddess, in which she sailed to Cyprus:

" Haec et coeruleis mecum consurgere digna
" Fluctibus, et nostra potuit considere concha."

Caligula; antique bust with a young face; for he was early made Imperator. The toga fastened with a fibula over the right shoulder.—An antique female bust, unknown.—Pallas; a fine antique, full length, as large as life, with the emblems both of learning and war; casque on her head, and an owl on her right hand. The Gorgon's head covers her breast, and a girdle of snakes passes under her left arm, and over her right shoulder. The expression of the countenance rather solemn than fierce.

Faustina, the wife of Antoninus Pius; an whole length antique of extraordinary beauty. The posture graceful, easy, and natural; and the expression of the countenance serene and angelic, such as a Pagan might have thought she would have worn after her apotheosis—an honour which was conferred upon her by the senate when she died. The undulating stile of the hair shews the becoming fashion in which the Roman ladies dressed their heads in the time of the Antonines.

A Jupiter; antique bust. The god of Virgil rather than Homer; serene and solemn. Profuse hair, flowing beard, and projecting eye-brows.