Progress of Egyptology.
for its earlier use, believing that it proves Montelius' view to be erroneous.
Man, 1905, 40.
Capaet's Debuts de I'Art en Egypte is reviewed by Nayille, Sphinx
viii. 174. An English translation has been made by Miss A. S. Griffith,
with additions by the author, under the title Primitive Art in Egypt.
The carved slate " palette" recently acquired for the Louvre is re-
published and described by Legge. P. S. B. A. xxvi. 262.
M. Geo. Foucart interprets scenes recurring on decorated vases of the
prehistoric period as representing a sacred barge containing a shrine with
the standard of the deity. The same scene reappears in the painted tomb
of Hieraconpolis. with indications of a sacrifice. Gomptes Rendus, 1905,
Antiquities and Archaeology.
Choisy's Art de bdtir chez les Egyptiem, reviewed by Weill. Rev. Arch.
Schafer points out the difficulty that might have been experienced
in a funeral of the Old Kingdom in raising a sarcophagus to the edge
of the funerary pit on the top of a mastaba to be deposited in its
chamber while the funeral party waited; but finds the key in a representa-
tion of the IVth Dynasty, where a brick incline leads to the top of the
mastaba, up which offerings are being brought to a statue on a sledge.
Thus the sarcophagus and statue were drawn reverently up the easy brick
incline which had been used in the building of the tomb, and when the
ceremonies were accomplished they were let down by ropes into the pit:
after which the temporary ramp was cleared away. A. Z. xli. 65.
Drawing of the temple at Erment (now destroyed), made in 1850 by the
Marquis of Northampton. Newberry, P. S. B. A. xxvii. 100.
The first part of a Catalogue of the Egyptian section of the Leiden
Museum has been published, containing brief descriptions of the larger
sculptures in the collection by Dr. Boeser, but without texts or illustra-
Prof. Maspero publishes the first fascicule of a second volume
of Le Musee Egyptien, containing seventeen photographs of selected
monuments—inscribed and otherwise—in the Museum of Cairo, ranging
from the Arth Dynasty to the Christian period. Several of the descrip-
tions are signed by Legeain, and one by Spiegelberg (of a trilingual
stela). The objects represented are all of high interest and many of them
of great artistic merit: for the most part they are statues, representing