sonie of them well dated as coming from the récent excavations of the
Deutsche Orient-Gesellschaft. Both the Egyptian and the Hellenistic
jewellery are included in the publication, and are very thoroughly
described by Môller, and their use illustrated from the représentations on
the monuments. Eerlini's great find of Meroitic jewellery, the greater part
of which was acquired by the Berlin Muséum, is dealt with by Schafer,
and Schubart, drawing on the évidence of the Greek papyri, contributes a
cliapter on Hellenistic jewellery in ritual, for table purposes and for
personal adornment, and on the jeweller's trade. The large volume is
illustrated with fine photographie and coloured plates.
ïwo more parts (10, 11) of Bissing's Benhmaeler Acgyptischc Sculptur
have appeared and two more will complète the work. The new parts
contain supplementary plates of bas-reliefs and other sculptures of the Old,
Middle and New Kingdoms, and continue the main séries to the Eoman
âge. Former parts are reviewed by C. C. Edgar. Bev. Arch. xv. 441.
The same authority gives a new interprétation of the battle scène of the
Old Kingdom at Deshasha, Bec. de Trav. xxxii. 46, discusses the inlaid
sculptures of Mêdûm, and notes that the technique survived till late and
can be recognised in the temple of Iîameses III. at Medinet Habu, ib. 190,
quotes a parallel from Dahshur to the Leiden diadem (as recently restored
by Boesek), ib. 191, comments on the ear ornaments of Tell Basta,
ib. 192, and considers that the borer in the scène published in Musée
Égyptien by Quibell, having a movable end, is intended to be used witli
two kinds of heads, respectively tubular and with horizontal blade, ib. 193.
He further treats of the statuettes of hippopotami of différent âges,
Munchner Jahrbuch der Bildenden Kunst, 19093, 127, and writes on the
progress of art in early statuettes from prehistoric times to the Illrd
Dynasty. Rev. Arch. xv. 244.
Mrs. Grexfell from lier immense collections of designs from scarabs
and similar objects publishes nearly 200, grouped according to leading
hieroglyphs depicted on them. Bec. de Trav. xxxii. 113.
Holsciier, the architect of the Egyptian expédition of the Deutsche
Orient-Gesellschaft, lias published a fully illustrated monograph on the
unique tower-gateway of Eameses III. at Medinet Habu (Bas hohe Tor
von Medinet Habu). He shows that it is really typical of Egyptian
fortifications, though specially adapted to its artistic purpose as a fine
approach to the temple and palace with the great brick enclosure.
Jéquier studies the table of offerings and its accessories, Sphinx,
xiii. 206, the disks of offerings for the dead, the burning of funerary
offerings, the meal of the deceased on the false doors, and the custom of