Progeess of Egyptology.
Eeman, Mg. Zeit. xxxiii. p. 18, publishes two exquisite reliefs from
Saqqareh recently acquired by the Berlin Museum. They once belonged
to the tomb of a high priest at Memphis, and bear interesting inscrip-
F. de BlSStNG, Bee. de Trav. xvii. p. 105, writes on a Graeco-Egyptian
statue of the Posno collection. He deals at some length with the treat-
ment of the hair and other details, illustrating his theme by photographs
taken from plaster-masks of mummies, etc., chiefly of the latest period.
The exhibition of the Burlington Fine Arts Club has found a memorial
in the form of an album of photographs. The preparation of this is due
to Mr. Henry Wallis, and though some of the plates are inadequate
representations of the fine things exhibited, we may be grateful to him
for his labour of love. In most copies there are twenty-seven plates, but
some have no less than twelve extra plates. Besides other useful matter,
the text of the Catalogue contains an essay on the dating of pottery,
bronzes, etc., by Professor Petrie.
F. C. J. Spureell, Arch. Journ., 1896, p. 46, describes the method
employed in fashioning the finest flint implements, such as those that
were discovered by Professor Petrie at Nakadeh. As in Denmark, but
nowhere else, they were ground to a smooth surface before the exquisite
final flaking was done. The Egyptian implements reached the highest
level of art ever attained in flint working.
Somees Clarke has contributed an illustrated article on the methods
used in making and ornamenting an Egyptian Bock Tomb to Archaeologia
(Iv. p. 21).
C. Belgee, Mg. Zeit. xxxiii. p. 24, examines the construction of the
deck, the rowers' benches and the fixing of the masts in eai-ly Egyptian
ships, his materials consisting of models and pictures.
Eeman, Mg. Zeit. xxxiii. p. 144, points out that two small bronze
bowls found by Petrie at Gurob, were for washing the face, the inscrip-
tion upon one of them pointing clearly to this use.
An English edition of the Illustrated Catalogue of the National Museum
of Arab Art (at Cairo), by the curator of that museum, Herz Bey, has
been issued under the superintendence of Mr. S. Lane-Poole. The
number of illustrations has been increased and some useful tables have
been added by the editor.