Egypt Exploration Fund [Hrsg.]
Archaeological report: comprising the work of the Egypt Exploration Fund and the progress of egyptology during the year ... — 1900-1901

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Archaeology, Hieroglyphic Studies, Etc.


The Catalogue of bronze vessels, admirable as it is in other respects (see
below, section on handicrafts), seems to indicate that the advantages of
classification have not been sufficiently considered. The two dishes
just mentioned, though alike in form, of the same date, and found together,
are separated from each other in the Catalogue by a Salte spoon, a New
Kingdom bottle, a bronze colander from Gurob, a second New Kingdom
bottle, and a small bronze strainer! A catalogue raisonne usually deals
Avith its subjects in logical order, and this method presents such immense
advantages to the student that one may be allowed to express a hope that
it will not be departed from in future volumes.

Further volumes, by Crum, von Bissing, Lange, Schaefer, and Daresay
are in the press, and several others ai-e finished in MS., or are in an
advanced state of preparation. It is intended to publish at the rate of
three or four volumes yearly. During the past year Schaefer and Lange
have finished the Xllth Dynasty stelae, Lacau has finished the sarcophagi
of the Middle Kingdom, and Daressy the finds in the tombs of Amenhotep
II. and Thothmes III. ; Ahmed Bey Kamal has worked on the tables of
offerings and the late Egyptian stelae ; and Mr. Edgar, having finished the
Koman pottery figurines, is at present engaged upon the Graeco-Boman

The staff proper of the Catalogue is now reduced to three. The moving
to the new buildings will necessarily hamper the cataloguers to some
extent, and, indeed, so large a part of the collections is already packed
up that it would be difficult to find work for a fourth member of the

During the year six hundred objects have been added to the Museum,
among them two important monuments discovered at Karnak in the temple
of Khonsu, namely a statue of the god himself, described as one of the most
beautiful products of Egyptian art, and a stela of Aahmes I., which contains
a reference to the expulsion of the Hyksos. Other additions are a statue of
Mentuhotep I. from Der el Bahri, Coptic stelae from Sheikh Abadeh, sarco-
phagi and gold jewellery of Saite period from Sakkareh, a fine group of gold
bracelets from Tell Abu Billu, Coptic inscription on wood found at Dashlut,
a gold necklace of Graeco-Boman work (purchased), papyri from Kom Ishgau,
with woodwork and small objects of Byzantine period. There are also a
fine series from Mr. Betrie's excavations at Abydos : from the German
excavations in the Sun Temple at Abusir, bas-reliefs in addition to
those found the year before ; and from Chassinat's excavations at Abu
Boash a fine head of King Badadef (IVth Dynasty), a sphinx of limestone
and a hippopotamus of wood, all of the same period. Lastly, from
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