Progress or Egyptology.
Antiquities in General.
G. Foucart, Annuaire de VEcole des Sautes Etudes, 1900, pp. 84-96,
considers that the large wooden statues which are often archaistic in the
New Empire were intended to he carried in procession, whereas the- stone
figures were intended to be stationary ; cf. Gnmptes Rendu*, 1899, p. 219,
where he comments on TLP. ii. cap. 143, and the statues there mentioned.
Reisner, A.Z. xxxvii. 61, describes the dated Canopic jai-s in the Gizeh
Museum. They belong to the Vlth Dynasty, the Middle Kingdom, the
XVIIIth, XlXth, XXIst, and XXVlth Dynasties.
Borchardt, A.Z. xxxvii. 80, points out that, on the evidence of a note
in Ehind's Thebes, and of an observation in Miss Edwards' Thousand
Miles up tlic Nile, the "funerary cones" may very well have been intended
as a special hind of paving stone.
Von Bissing, Strena Helbigiana, 20, writes on the date of the "Aegean"
vases in the rubbish mounds of Kahun.
Towry White, P. 8. B. A. xxi. 286, figures an old Egyptian wooden
bolt in his possession, showing its peculiar structure, and (ib. xxii. 117)
a folding stool.
Nash, P. 8. B. A. xxii. 117, figures a pair of Coptic (?) cymbals attached
to wooden handles.
Hilton Price, P. 8. P. A. xxi. 239, figures some of the rarer types of
deities in his collection, Set, Anubis, &c.
E. G-uimet, Pev. Arch, xxxvi. 75, publishes and describes ushabti figures
found with Roman remains in France and supposed to have been used in
Isis worship. They are of various dates reaching to the end of the
Pharaonic times, and include some later imitations.
Spiegelberg, Z. f. Assyr. 1900, 269, writes an interesting note on
the birth-brick, birth-stool or meslchent.
Von Bissing, A.Z. xxxvii. 75, notes the mode of dressing the hair of
girls with one or more tails in the Old and Middle Kingdoms.
Borchardt, A.Z. xxxvii. 81, interprets the wearing of the "nets" (of
beads ?) in Westcar Pap. v. 11.
Breastud, P. 8. P. A. xxii. 94, notes that gold flies were given as
rewards to officers: cf. Newberry and Von Bissing, P. S. P. A. xxii. 166.
Breasted, P. 8. P. A. xxii. 88, identifies the doorways mentioned in
the inscription of Chnemhotep by the measures, which tally precisely with
those of the outer doorway and the door of the shrine; he also discusses
the monumental works mentioned in the inscription of Anna, especially the
tomb of Thothmes I.