Birch, Samuel [Hrsg.]
Catalogue of the collection of Egyptian antiquities at Alnwick Castle — London, 1880

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Although many objects were employed for architectural purposes, as the
statues, bas-reliefs, and other specimens already mentioned, few actual larger
specimens of architecture are found in collections. This is principally due to
their great size and weight, which has prohibited their transport to Europe.
Hence only smaller objects employed for purposes purely architectural are found
in collections. A few of these are in the present collection.

524. Corbel, of rectangular shape, having in front a couchant lion, tail
curled to ' the right, in full relief, in a niche. It has formed part of a monu-
ment, but of what kind is unknown. It is hollow inside. 1 ft. 5| in. long,
4^ in. high, 3 in. wide. Bronze.

525. Cornice, with plain moulding, part of a box or furniture, above are
three plug-holes to fix it to some object of the same. 2f in. long, f in. wide,
4^ in. high. Bone.
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