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Except some half effaced mural paintings m Pompeii and the house of Livia at Rome, wo havo hitherto had nothing to show us what Greek piotorial art was, although there is every reason to believo that Z9uxis and Prnzitelea reached tho same perfection with the penoil whioh Apolles and Phidiaa did m sculpture. Happily there have just been discovered m Egypt no loss than a hundred portraits, noarly all m a perfect state of preservation, naintei by Greek artists, ihe latest of thorn, the contemporaries of Hadrian executed m enoaustio, which are pronounoed to be masterpieoes by the best artists m Vienna, to whioh oiiy th3y were brought ly the finder, Theodore Graf, who has been long resident m Cairo, They were found m a neoropolis between Fayoutn and Rubaijat, and were painted on panels laid over the mummies of the persons they represented. They are Baid to indioato consummate skill and knowledge on the part of the artists ; and the oldeat of the piotures are the most beautiful. With them are being exhibited four pieoes of tapestry, brought to the light m Upper Egypt, representing Baoohus, Ariadne, and the Seasons. The web is linen thread, and the woof of Bilk-like wool. The colours are as brilliant as ever ; and the work has never bpen surpassed m modern tiroes, Statutory Declaration.— l, Franz Raabe Ironbark, Sandhurst, m the colony of Victoria Australia, do solemnly and sinooiely declare that on the 25th June, 1877, my son Alfred, Bix years of age, was accidentally hurt with an axe on hi 3 knee. lat onoe took all pains to seoure modical assistance, However, m spite of all efforts, on the 27th August, 1877, the opinion was given by Dr Maogillivray ' that an amputation of the injured limb had become imperative, m order to save life. At thia juncture I called on Messrs Sander and Sons, procuring some of their Ejftraot of the Eucalyptus Globulus, and by the application of tho aaino I had the satisfaction of seeing my son within a fortnight out of all danger, and to-day ho is reoovered. I may just add that it was when tho orisis had been reached that the Extraot referred to wbb first applied, and I make this solemn declaration, eto,— ■ Fbanz Raabe. Declared at Sandhurst, m the oolony of Victoria, Australia, this seventeenth day of Ootober, one thousand eight hundred and Beventy-Beven betoro me, Morita Ooha, J,P,— (Adyj.) g

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 3, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2195, 9 August 1889

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 3 Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2195, 9 August 1889