Museums, with brief descriptions and full bibliographies, followed by an
index of proper names. Amongst the most important plates are those
representing the very ancient statues of the Louvre and Leyden. In all
there are forty-nine plates, mostly of subjects hitherto unpublished.
Nash publishes photographs of two heads from small statues in his
collection, found some years ago in tbe temple of Mut, P. 8. B. A.
The catalogue of Loret's rich finds in the Valley of the Tombs of the
Kings (prepared by Daressy, and forming two volumes of the Gizeh
Catalogue) is a mine of material for the archaeological student. No less
than fifty-seven photographic plates reproduce the most important objects,
furniture, statuettes, amulets, ostraca, etc., all of which belong to the
Offobd writes on the antiquity of the four-wheeled chariot in the East
P. 8. B. A. xxiv. 130.
Towry White figures and describes a peculiar wooden palette (used by
gilders?), P. S. B. A. xxiii. 257 ; a number of Egyptian utensils, etc., in
wood and bone from his own collection, ib. xxiv. 84; and Egyptian
draughtsmen of many different types from his own collection and that of
Mr. Hilton Price, ib. 261.
Flinders Petrie seems at length to have discovered the purpose ot
certain tools of peculiar form, which he considers to have been used for
" cutting out" leather, Man, 1901, 147.
Loret suggests that the menat is a kind of cymbal, Sphinx, v. 93 ; and
writes on the palm-leaf fan, ib. vi. 105.
Chassinat, writing on the gold coin with hieroglyphic legend found in
Egypt, upholds its genuineness, Bull. i. 78.
Baillet describes bronze libation vases of the Desnoyers collection in
the Orleans Museum, Mem. de la Soc. d''Agriculture, Sciences, Belles
Lettres, et Arts d'Orleans, 1902.
Wiedemann describes a small naos of glazed earthenware, P. 8. B. A.
Ward, in The Sacred Beetle, has published sixteen Iplates of scarabs,
chiefly historical, and many of high interest, with a descriptive catalogue ;
being a re-issue of the publication in the P. S. B. A. of last year.
Wilcken criticizes the view which Borchardt has upheld, in his
excellent Die Aegyptische Pflanzensaule, that the Egyptian artist in giving
his columns plant forms, intended to represent essentially plants growing
out of the ground as part of the scheme of decoration, which made the floor
of buildings into earth, the roof into sky, etc. Wilcken shows good reason