Progress of Egyptology.
Cyperus, both C. papyrus and C. alopecuroides, the latter not hitherto
recognized in architectural decoration. He upholds his'theory that the
plant-columns are treated in ornament as ending in the air, the roof
which they uphold representing the sky. A. Z. xl. 36.
Koster writes an elaborate paper on plant columns of late date, from
the end of the New Kingdom down to the Bom an period. Rec. de Trav.
Miss C. Bansom, of Chicago University, notices examples of Egyptian
wooden furniture in an article describing the remains of Greek furniture
preserved in Berlin. Jahrbuch Dentschen Arch, Inst. xvii. 125.
Capart's Becueil de Monuments Egyptiens is reviewed by Wiedemann,
0. L. Z., 1903, 175.
Spiegelberg points out that the name of the artist who decorated the
tomb of Setau at El Kab is recorded in the tomb. Rec. de Trav.
Offord has a note on the four-wheeled chariot in Egypt. P. 8. B. A.
Maspero publishes three small statues of the Middle Kingdom from the
neighbourhood of Asyut, Ann. iii. 94; a coffin of a dog from Saqqareh, and
a terra-eotta hypocephalus from Lower Egypt, ib. 283 ; and a selection of
the fine Saite amulets found at Saqqareh in the tomb of Zannehebu and
Peteneith, ib. i.
Ahmed Effendi Neguib describes a group in granite of a lioness (?) and
cub found at Usim. Ann. iv.
Daressy publishes a find of bronzes from Mit Bahineh (Memphis) of
different ages down to Ahmes II., which he considers to be Persian loot
from Thebes, Ann. iii. 139.
Benedite publishes a beautiful and unique bronze etui recently
acquired by him for the Louvre. On one side it is inlaid with gold, on
the other with silver. The inscriptions show that it was made for an
officer of the household of Shepenapt, daughter of King Piankhy, and
probably dedicated to Khons in Thebes. It contains an ivory tablet,
which however cannot be extracted. Mons. et Mem de I'Acad. vii. 105.
M. Berthelot examines the composition of the metal, ih. 121.
Nash publishes a stone ring of Nefertiti, P. 8. B. A. xxiv. 309,
Egyptian draughtsboards and draughtsmen, it. 341, and an axe-butt (?) of
glazed pottery with the name of Amenhotep III., ib. xxv. 101.
Piehl reviews Ward's Sacred Beetle. Sphinx vi. 149.
Bissing has published the Catalogue of fayence vessels in the Cairo
Museum. In the introduction the ages of the different styles, classes and