Coloured marbles and frescoes served a like purpose.
The orbs resembled marbles with colorful lights that danced.
Ambones were made of wood or else of costly marbles, and were decorated with mosaics, reliefs, gilding, &c.; sometimes also covered with canopies supported on columns.
San Bernardino marbles have a very high repute.
Architectural variety and solidity are favoured in the buildings of the city by a wealth of beautiful building stones of varied colours (limestones, sandstones, lavas, granites and marbles), in addition to which bricks and Roman tiles are employed.
Many of these marbles contain memorial inscriptions relating to the English residents (voluntary and involuntary) of Algiers from the time of John Tipton, British consul in 1580.
In and around Boli are numerous marbles with Greek inscriptions, chiefly sepulchral, and architectural fragments.
Thunder exploded and then the hail started, drumming on the roof like large marbles.
Giovanni, dating from 1576, is famous for its rich inlaid marbles, its Brussels tapestries, its roof painted by Matteo Preti (1661-1699), the picture by Michael Angelo da Caravaggio of the beheading of John the Baptist, numerous memorials of the knights and other relics.
The principal buildings which remain are the church of St John, which is become the principal mosque; the hospital, which has been transformed into public granaries; the palace of the grand master, now the residence of the pasha; and the senate-house, which still contains some marbles and ancient columns.
There are important quarries in Franklin (disambiguation)|Franklin county (at Swanton), the stone being a dark Chazy limestone, in which pink and red ("jasper," "lyonnaise" and "royal red") marbles of Cambrian age are found.
quarry from which other red marbles are taken; and at Roxbury, Washington county, a fine serpentine, called "green marble," or verde antique, is quarried.
The interior is richly decorated with various coloured marbles.
He is celebrated as a collector of paintings, books, gems and sculptures, his "Arundel marbles" being given by his grandson in 1667 to the University of Oxford.
Thorpe Cloud, it is highly fossiliferous, but it is usually somewhat barren except for abundant crinoids and smaller organisms. It is polished in large slabs at Ashford, where crinoidal, black and "rosewood" marbles are produced.
The walls are built of solid brickwork and then covered with thin slabs of rich and costly marbles.
Sculptured panels, with conventional motives, peacocks, eagles devouring hares, peacocks drinking from a cup on a tall pillar, are let into both exterior and interior walls, as are roundels of precious marbles, sawn from columns of porphyry, serpentine, verd antique, &c. The adoption of veneer for decoration prohibited any deep cutting, and almost all the sculpture is shallow.
By the year 1431 the façade was nearly completed, and Contarini made a bargain with Martino and Giovanni Benzon for the marbles to cover what was yet unfinished.
The walls, both internally and externally, are encrusted with marbles.
The committee secured much verde antico and porphyry for the restoration of the pavement, in place of the common marbles which it had been intended to use, and organized special workshops for the restoration and preservation of the ancient mosaics, which it had been intended to detach and replace.
In later examples it is incised in the marbles, the letters being rendered clearer by being coloured with vermilion.
In glaring contrast to the bold and simple forms of the architecture, which belongs to the Doric style, were the bronze and marbles and pictures of the high altar, the masterpiece of the Milanese Giacomo Trezzo, almost ruined by the French in 1808.
At one point it is pierced by a gap scarcely five paces wide with walls of variegated marbles polished by the transport of goods.
It was in these coast mountains of Algeria that the Romans quarried the celebrated Numidian marbles.
He shipped a number of works of art for England, and in the fourth and most famous expedition (1844) twenty-seven cases of marbles were despatched to the British Museum.
-) Gneisses, Schists, Marbles, Granites (Swaziland Series).
Damasus showed great zeal in discovering the tombs of martyrs, adorning them with precious marbles and monumental inscriptions.
Several have come down to us on the original marbles, entire or in fragments; others are known from old copies.
The "marbles" of Nineveh furnish frequent examples of the offering of incense to the sun-god and his consort (2 Kings ' See Lane, Mod.
The first was built in 1828 from designs of Decimus Burton, and comprises three arches with a frieze above the central arch copied from the Elgin marbles in the British Museum.
Arundel House, originally a seat of the bishops of Bath, was the residence of Thomas Howard, earl of Arundel, whose famous collection of sculpture, the Arundel Marbles, was housed here until presented to Oxford University in 1667.
The marbles of Shemtu are the finest pink Numidian marbles, which were much esteemed by the Carthaginians and Romans.
The celebrated Aeginetan marbles preserved here were found in the island of Aegina in 1811.
Munich's importance in the history of art is entirely of modern growth, and may be dated from the acquisition of the Aeginetan marbles by Louis I., then crown prince, in 1812.
The neighbourhood of Verona is especially rich in fine limestones and marbles of many different kinds, especially a close-grained creamcoloured marble and a rich mottled red marble, which are largely used, not only in Verona, but also in Venice and other cities of the province.
The monotony and lifelessness of this form of architecture are shown in the meaningless way in which details, suited only to the Venetian methods of veneering walls with thin marble slabs, are copied in the solid marbles of Verona.
The rest of the edifice was in the baroque style; the high altar (containing the supposed letter of the Virgin Mary to the people of Messina), richly decorated with marbles, lapis lazuli, &c., was begun in 1628 and completed in 1726.
The interior, which is as rich as coloured marbles, gilding, and sculptures can make it, contains the busts of more than a hundred German worthies.
Near by are the greentiled domes and walls enriched with rose-coloured marbles of the mausoleum of the beys.
Several choice marbles are obtained in the eastern counties.
==Geology== The rocks of the Appalachian belt fall naturally into two divisions; ancient (pre-Cambrian) crystallines, including marbles, schists, gneisses, granites and other massive igneous rocks, and a great succession of Paleozoic sediments.
The interior is richly decorated with marbles, almost all of which, except the white Carrara marble, are Neapolitan or Sicilian.
In the vicinity are the famous quarries of Numidian marbles.
There are more than 300 quarries which produce, amongst other stones, onyx and beautiful white and red marbles.
Algerian onyx from Ain Tekbalet was used by the Romans, and many ancient quarries have been found near Kleber in the department of Oran, some being certainly those from which the long-lost Numidian marbles were taken.
Through his influence Henry Howard, duke of Norfolk, was induced to present the Arundel marbles to the university of Oxford (1667) and the valuable Arundel library to Gresham College (1678).
A large number of statues have been found in the villa, and costly foreign marbles and fine mosaic pavements, some of the last being preserved in situ, while among others may be named the mosaic of the doves in the Capitol and that of the masks in the Vatican.
The beds of chert are utilized in the pottery industry, and some of the harder and more crystalline limestones are beautiful marbles, capable of taking a high polish.
south-east of Asuncion), and native copper, oxide of manganese, marbles, lime and salt have been found, the real wealth of the country consists rather in the variety and value of its vegetable products.
the imitation in stucco of the appearance of a wall veneered with coloured marbles.
The wall above the high altar is faced with beautiful mosaics of marbles, blue glass and mother-of-pearl.
The materials are quartz crystal, basalt, porphyry, syenite, granite, volcanic ash, various metamorphics, serpentine, slate, dolomite marble, alabaster, many colored marbles, saccharine marble, grey and white limestones.
These statues bear the same relation to the sculptor Polyclitus which the Parthenon marbles hold to Pheidias; and the excavations have thus yielded most important material for the illustration of the Argive art of Polyclitus in the 5th century B.C.
The imperial parks and gardens cover 1680 acres; the chief of them is the "old" garden, containing the "old palace," built (1724) by Rastrelli and gorgeously decorated with mother-of-pearl, marbles, amber, lapis lazuli, silver and gold; the gallery of Cameron adorned with fine statues and entrance gates; numerous pavilions and kiosks; and a bronze statue (1900) of the poet Pushkin.
There are numerous sculptural adornments without, and there is elaborate interior decoration with paintings, sculpture, coloured marbles and gilding.'
1278) studied the style of sculpture in fragments of Graeco-Roman marbles.
The northern coast range is formed by the oldest rocks in the island, consisting chiefly of limestones and marbles with occasional masses of igneous rock.
The export trade is chiefly in esparto grass, cereals, wines, olive oil, marbles, cattle and hides.
With these are often associated limestones, dolomites and marbles containing serpentine (Kolmarden).
In a wild state the tubers are not larger than marbles.
Onyx marbles of local source are polished at Phoenix.
The large bronzes are almost the only ones which have survived from classical times, the most famous of them being the seated Mercury and the dancing Faun; the marbles reckon among their vast number the Psyche, the Capuan Venus, the portraits of Homer and Julius Caesar, as well as the huge group called the Toro Farnese (Amphion and Zethus tying Dirce to its horns), the Farnese Hercules, the excellent though late statues of the Balbi on horseback and a very fine collection of ancient portrait busts.
Until 1896 building materials were chiefly imported; but, after that year, many quarries were opened to develop the native resources of limestone, sandstone, serpentine, red, yellow and green granite, and marbles of all colours, including the white marble from Dorna in Suceava, said by Rumans to rival that of Carrara in Italy.
Little change, however, seems to have been made since the time of Ibn Jubair, who describes the floor and walls as overlaid with richly variegated marbles, and the upper half of the walls as plated with silver thickly gilt, while the roof was veiled with coloured silk.
A variegated marble is obtained in Douglas county, and other marbles are found in several counties.
There are marbles in Osage and other counties, shell marble in Montgomery county, white limestone in Chase county, a valuable bandera flagstone and hydraulic cement rock near Fort Scott, &c. The limestones produced in 1908 were valued at $403,176 and the sandstones at $67,950.
The walls of the building are reveted with marbles of various hues and patterns, arranged to form beautiful designs, and traces of the mosaics which joined the marbles in the rich and soft coloration of the whole interior surface of the building appear at many points.
The internal decoration is all produced by slabs of different-coloured marbles.
The principal building of the first is Leland Castle, built in1858-1860by Simon Leland and finely decorated with frescoes and coloured marbles.
These marbles are of a distinctive character, being usually mottled in bright shades of red, pink, chocolate and grey.
Systematic quarrying of these marbles was begun as early as 1838, and the output of the quarries has constantly increased since the Civil War.
Being eager to adorn his temple with the most precious marbles, Sigismondo's veneration for antiquity did not prevent him from pillaging many valuable classical remains in Rimini, Ravenna and even in Greece.
She is very anthropomorphic, with Mommy and baby marbles!
antiquityeror Hadrian is known to have collected Greek marbles and Egyptian antiquities.
After exploring the splendid, white marbles of Aphrodisias, we drive through hilly backcountry to marvel at Pamukkale's ' Frozen Waterfall ' .
calcite marbles have high Sr contents, averaging 2000 ppm.
To use an expression of Coleridge's " they are like marbles in a bag; they touch but they do n't cohere " .
I got onto the marbles in the hairpin, went a bit wide because the rear locked up and got the tires dirty.
dolomite marbles have an average Sr content of 115 ppm.
It is more likely that dolomitisation fronts formed on the sides of the fault-controlled pathway, with the unaltered marbles remaining essentially impermeable.
The objective for the team is to knock more marbles outside the ring than the opposing team.
The game comes complete with playing board to arrange various colored handmade clay marbles in.
The dolomite marbles have an average Sr content of 115 ppm.
mislayical marbles are easily mislaid when it comes to the loved one - be they Japanese conceptual artist or German piercing artist.
The truly stupendous, stop dead in your tracks sound of ' Marbles ' .
The richness of effect which the English or French architect obtained by elaborate and carefully worked mouldings was produced in Italy by the beauty of polished marbles and jewel-like mosaics - the details being mostly rather coarse and often carelessly executed.
Iron goods of various kinds, glass and pottery, school slates, pencils and marbles are produced; the abundant timber fosters the manufacture of all kinds of wooden articles, especially toys; and the textile industry and the manufacture of leather goods, papier mache and sewing-machines are also carried on.
There are other large quarries at Dorset and East Dorset, Bennington county; the finest marbles from this region are the white, slightly marked with pale brown and with greenish lines; they are commonly used for building, the Harvard Medical School and the office of the U.S. Senate being examples.
Trained as he had been to the study of marbles and the severity of the antique, and openly avowing that he considered the antique superior to nature as being more eclectic in form, he now and always affected precision of outline, dignity of idea and of figure, and he thus tended towards rigidity, and to an austere wholeness rather than gracious sensitiveness of expression.
Below the mosaics the walls and arches are covered with rare marbles, porphyries and alabaster from ancient columns sawn into slices and so arranged in broad bands as to produce a rich gamut of colour.
By the year 1431 the faÃ§ade was nearly completed, and Contarini made a bargain with Martino and Giovanni Benzon for the marbles to cover what was yet unfinished.
He deserves well of posterity for his services to learning and art; the restoration of the Arch of Constantine; the enrichment of the Capitoline museum with antique marbles and inscriptions, and of the Vatican library with oriental manuscripts (see Assemani); and the embellishment of the city with many buildings.
The splendid west front, of tricuspidal form, enriched with a multitude of columns, statues and inlaid marbles, is said to have been begun by Giovanni Pisano, but really dates from after 1370; it was finished in 1380, and closely resembles that of Orvieto, which is earlier in date (begun in 1310).
The most famous of the Paduan churches is the basilica dedicated to Saint Anthony, commonly called Il Santo; the bones of the saint rest in a chapel richly ornamented with carved marbles, the work of various artists, among them of Sansovino and Falconetto; the basilica was begun about the year 1230 and completed in the following century; tradition says that the building was designed by Niccola Pisano; it is covered by seven cupolas, two of them pyramidal.
in circumference, consisted of a core of rubble and concrete, coated with ancient stones, inscriptions, sculptures and architectural marbles, forming a striking sight, which no traveller ever examined in detail.
My friend said, she would sometime show me the copies of the marbles brought away by Lord Elgin from the Parthenon.
The truly stupendous, stop dead in your tracks sound of ' Marbles '.
Marbles card only has a ?5,000 limit that you want increased.
To anchor your flower in place opt for florist white pebbles, clear glass marbles or multi-faceted crystal balls.
The host should fill a bowl with clothes pins, Popsicle sticks, marbles or anything else she has in abundance.
Flowers, potpourri, candy, fruit, marbles or even your favors will fit into small baskets in the center of the table.
Small goldfish bowls: Marbles and candles can turn a small goldfish bowl into a stunning wedding reception centerpiece.
Many couples choose aquarium gravel, marbles, or pebbles to match the colors of the bridal party dresses or other wedding décor if they opt for a clear pot.
There are youth scholarships available for playing marbles, for example, and a wide variety of awards are open to ham radio operators.
Your job is to fire colored marbles to create matches of three or more to make them vanish.
Keep the marbles from reaching the end of the screen and stay alive as long as you can!
Instead of creating matching sets of three marbles, the player must combine balls that add up to a total value of 10.
To do this, you must weave together several colored marbles, stringing them together in such a way to clear each of the numerous stages.
At each of the intersections is a colored marble, and you can swap adjacent marbles (connected by the spun threads) in order to make sets of three (or more) of the same color.
Your main task in Super Bounce Out is to swap adjacent marbles to create matching sets of three (or more).
Bear in mind that each swap must result in a matching line (vertical or diagonal) of marbles.
If the Moves Left goes up, it means that as a result of the previous match, there are more available moves based on the marbles that came pouring down.
This shows you how many additional marbles must be bounced over before you can move onto the next level.
This is because by clearing a trio (or quad) near the bottom will "shake up" the orientation and make-up of the marbles above it the most.
These midnight-colored marbles cannot be swapped with any other ball, and you cannot attempt to create a matching set of three black balls to bounce them out.
Simply swap neighboring marbles to create lines of three or more.
Sometimes, creating chain reactions can remove many marbles in a single move.
If the toy or game includes small parts, marbles, or balloons, it must be marked that it is not appropriate for children under the age of three.
Skilled practitioners have removed peas from children's ears by tiny improvised corkscrews and marbles by cotton-tipped applicators with super glue.
Place the branch in a tall vase that has been weighted with sand, rocks, marbles, or other small heavy items.
Seashells, glitter, art glass, marbles, and gel cutouts are popular choices, but you can use any non-flammable object to personalize your candle.
The transparent nature of the gel allows for you to experiment with creative embed possibilities such as marbles, art glass, glitter, shells, metal charms, or gel cut outs.
You can also choose to use items such as marbles, sand, rocks, sea glass, and shells.
Carefully cut apart one of the seams from the toy, remove the stuffing, and fill with marbles or dried beans before stitching it back together.
To create this project, you'll need several clear, flat glass marbles, some epoxy, a narrow piece of ribbon, and some tiny photos of you and your friend.
To create this bracelet, you'll need to cut out the photos and affix them to the glass marbles using epoxy.
The pavement consists partly of opus Alexandrinum of red and green porphyry mixed with marbles, partly of tesselated work of glass and marble tesserae.
But Contarini was not content to leave the marbles as they were.
We find it retaining some traces of Byzantine influence in the decorated surfaces of applied marbles, and in the roundels of porphyry and verd antique, while it also retained certain characteristics of Gothic, as, for instance, in the pointed arches of the Renaissance facade in the courtyard of the ducal palace designed by Antonio Rizzo (1499).
The stalls in the choir, carved by Cristobal de Salamanca in 1588-1593, and the sculpture of the pulpits, as well as the iron-work of the choir-railing and some of the precious marbles with which the chapels are adorned, deserve notice.
There are extensive and valuable deposits of beautiful marbles in the Isle of Pines, and lesser ones near Santiago.
In the Lower Silurian formation at Plattsburg and Chazy, in Clinton county, are two beautiful grey or grey and pink marbles, one of which is a favourite among domestic marbles for mantels, table tops and other interior decorations.
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