Vignette 8

It represents the statue or shrine of some deity who presided over the mountains, and to whom the piety of the rustics had erected it, as we see those of saints in solitary and picturesque situations in Italy at present. The indistinctness with which all the figures are treated does not permit us to pronounce whether the statue may be of Bacchus, Diana, or a fawn ; but a shepherd is offering a garland and flowers at the altar, and a goatherd is looking on. Under the statue is a broad table or shelf for the reception of more offerings.