Progress of Egyptology.
Antinoe in the Orleans Museum. In many of the designs and motives he
recognizes pagan survivals; in all he sees a mystic symbolism. There are
numerous plates, giving clever reconstructions of the tattered pieces.
Scott-Moxcrieff declines 98 to see traces of Egyptian paganism in these
late classical designs.
A photograph may be here mentioned of a fine linen tunic, with the
silk applique ornaments still in place, in the South Kensington Museum."
In the design figures a mounted saint, ' Zacharias.'
The obscure word quaclrapulus, found in the Liber Pontificalis as the
name of a costly textile (8th-9th cent.), is derived by Crum from the
name of Katrabbul, near Baghdad.99'1 A stuff so designated occurs in a
Copto-Arabic list of clothing.
9. Miscellaneous.—0. von Lemm has printed100 a number of short notes,
dealing with such a variety of subjects, that, though almost always relating
to the literature, they may best be classed here. Among the points
discussed we may mention: the biblical quotations of Shenoute; the
magical use of a stone dropped into wine to cause strife; the name of
' Berzelia,' the epilepsy demon (cf. ' Alabastria' in Cledat's Baouit); the
authorship of Brit. Museum Coptic Catal. no. 214, which cites Shenoute;
the place-name Hage (already in Krall no. ccxlii); Brit. Museum Catal.
no. 217, a highly interesting MS., whereof more fragments have recently
come to light, and deserving of special study; the identity of St. Theonoe;
numerous emendations to the texts of the Ephesian synod and to various
The veteran F. Bossi sketches101 the progress of Egyptian studies as
based upon the study of Coptic; while P. Marestaing reminds us102 that
Athanasius Kircher, though he made no attempt to utilize it, was aware of
the importance of Coptic as a key to deciphering the hieroglyphics.
W. E. Crum.
1 Vienna Academy, Sitzb., Bd. 158 (Phil. Hist. Kl.).
2 Rev. Biblique 1907, 557.
3 Rev. Archeol. 1908, 150.
4 Licht vom Osten, 1908.
** Theol. Lit. Z. 1908, 554.
6 Biblische Z. 1908, 25.
6 Theol. Lit. Z. 1908, 359.
7 Oxyrhynclms Papyri, pt. v, no. 810.
8 In PUloUsia (Festschr. fur P. Kleinert, 1907), 317.
9 In PI. Petrie's Gizch and Ri/eh (double vol.), 39.