Peogeess of Egyptology.
the coloured representations in the three nested coffins of Mentuhotep and
the votive objects found in the grave. The text was by Prof. Steindorff.
The text to the present volume is supplied by the staff of the Egyptian
Museum, Profs. Erman and Sethe, and Drs. Schaefer and Moller, Prof.
Steindorff having been prevented by his Egyptian travels from continuing
the work. The fine Theban coffin of Sebk-o is the subject of the coloured
plates. It belongs to the same class as the Mentuhotep coffins, having on
the interior remarkable representations of the articles of clothing, weapons,
ornaments, &c, supposed to be required by the deceased; each of the
objects is named. In the same volume there is also published by photo-
graphy an important find from Gebelen of coffins of comparatively rude
workmanship, with model boats, granary, arrows, &c.—Steindoebt,
Grabfunde des Mittleren Beichs (Heft. ix. of MittheU. cms d. Orient. Samml.
d. Konigl. Mus. zu Berlin).
Von Bissing, in Bin thebanischer Grabfund cms dem Anfang des Neuen
Beichs, has begun the publication in a worthy style of the great find of
Queen Aahhotep's jewellery and burial equipment. The jdates are from
Carter's drawings and from photographs. The first livraison illustrates
the splendid daggers and axes of Aahmes, also other daggers uninscribed,
mirrors, &c.; in the second are figured the fans and the bracelets and
Capaut, Monuments Egyptiens du Musee de Bruxdles, fasc. i.,
publishes, with numerous illustrations, three objects in the Museum. The
first is the statue of a woman, recalling in the type of the upper part of
her figure certain figures of the Old Kingdom, of which illustrations are
given. The second is a wooden figure of the New Kingdom, with a curious
arrangement of the hair; and the third is a footprint engraved on a block
found at Coptos. It was also at Coptos that Prof. Petrie found the model
of a staircase with a footprint engraved at the top. M. Capart suggests
that this is intended to represent a mark left on the rock by the god Shu
when he lifted the sky from the earth.
The Catalogue of the Scarabs belonging to George Fraser is an excellent
specimen of amateur work of the best kind, containing a full representation
of all, or nearly all, that is required and nothing that is superfluous. The
frontispiece is a full-size photograph of what was the unique bull-hunt
scarab of Amenhotep III. ; Mr. McGregor has been fortunate enough to
secure a second specimen this year. Nearly 500 scarab-legends and seals
are reproduced in black facsimile, many of them of great interest. It
would have been useful to have mentioned certain leading marks of age
which can be distinguished in the form and ornamentation of the backs of