Progress of Egyptology.
Schafer points out that in the Old Kingdom the uraeus is found on the
ordinary wig of the king and on the head-cloth; but not on the red and
white crowns before the Middle Kingdom, except in two doubtful eases. He
publishes an example of the first on a head, sculptured in the round, of the
Old Kingdom from Gizeh ; the hood of the uraeus is thrown back flat
against the hair, as on the head-cloth of the statue of Ohefren and that of
the Great Sphinx. A. Z. xli. 62.
The royal war-helmet was worn by King Kamose, but does not appear
again before Amenhotep II, art under the early kings of the XVIIIth
Dynasty having gone back to the imitation of the Xllth Dynasty. Bissing,
A. Z. xli. 87.
A. J. B. Wace, discussing the Greek portrait busts attributed to the
Ptolemaic kings and queens, accepts none definitely and considers only one
(of Soter) as probably correct. Hell. Journ. xxv. 90.
Hilton Peice publishes a sphinx with the name of Seqenenra; also
figures of Thoth, Bubastis, OnuriSj and Thoueris, and of a king offering,
all in silver. Proc. Soc. Ant. xx. 97.
Boman terracotta heads of Apis bull, from Memphis, with figure. Miss
Murray, P. 8. B. A. xxvi. 294.
Schafer contributes a very interesting paper on Egyptian ploughs,
yokes, and other farming implements to the Annual Brit. School, Athens,
x. 127. The principal subject is a plough from Thebes at Berlin, which
he attributes to a time not earlier than the New Kingdom, on account of
the yokes for the neck : also a winnowing basket, a pair of wooden
mattocks, one with broad edge, the other pointed, etc.
Beference may here be made to an interesting and careful mono-
graph by Miss 0. L. Ransom:, of Chicago, on Couches and Beds of
the Greeks, Etruscans, and Banians. Several Egyptian examples are
The first part of the Catalogue of the vessels in stone (Sieingefasse) of
the Cairo Museum, by F. von Bissing, has been issued, with numerous
illustrations of types drawn in outline. The introduction, indices, etc.,
are to appear later.
Alabaster bowl with edges scalloped for holding flowers, figured by von
Bissing. Bee. de Trav. xxvi. 178.
Balance case and toilet case with receptacles for fittings (of late date).
Borchardt, A. Z. xli. 86.
Baillet illustrates the Egyptian terms for cover, feet, etc., used in
drinking vases, and writes an article on the nemset vase used in ritual, in
an Orleans journal of 1904.