CHAP. 22. (15.)—MARVELS CONNECTED WITH OTHER TEMPLES.
There still exists, too, at Cyzicus,1
a temple of polished
stone, between all the joints of which the artist has inserted a
thread of gold; it being his intention to erect an ivory statue
of Jupiter within, with Apollo in marble crowning him. The
result is, that the interstices quite glisten with their fine,
hair-like threads; and the reflection of the gold, obscured as it
is, gently falling upon the statues, besides proclaiming the
genius of the artist, heightens their effect, and so teaches us
to appreciate the costliness of the work.