Egypt Exploration Fund [Hrsg.]
Archaeological report: comprising the work of the Egypt Exploration Fund and the progress of egyptology during the year ... — 1904-1905

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Egypt Exploration Fund.

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SiicovTvXa (1. SlkovSv^o) SaiSeKaKUKXa. The other ostraca consist chiefly of
short receipts or lists of names, and the only two of much interest are:
(a) an account of various kinds of crops carried by the donkeys of one
Petemouthios in the third century, which begins: vy (i.e. the 13th of the
month) TJeTeppovOlov ovoi i. tovtmv rrjXeay; pavhanai (i.e. "trusses") £,
ar-jKakai tv. iS Ueieppovd iov \6pTou ovoi tS . . .; and (b) an account written
in the sixth or early seventh century, also containing some curious
measures, of which the text is : Tvfti k9. o(ia) Attcltiovoi o-vp,fi(d)x(ov)
olvov /j(e)y(a\a?) \m] kS, otvov pLKp(a) Kovp(ia) (i.e. the Hebrew kor)
TapL-^ovi) /covp(ia) o^ov; aipco^rov?) ( = aipalov?) /covp(ia) 6\!rdp(ia)
koick^ivo) (it %e(A(a TpiaKcaia, fXiKn{oi) piiKp( ) ay/c( ) (1. ayyelov ?) a.

The miscellaneous small antiquities, whicli for the most part belong to
the second, third, or fourth century, include a small delicately-worked
marble head of Venus, probably of the second century (British Museum);
several good specimens of fused mosaic glass (the two best, a plaque with
a rosette on a yellow ground, and a large piece with floral designs, in the
Cairo Museum); four blue glazed faience vases, and parts of three larger
vases (two blue, one yellow), with patterns in relief (beads, lotus-petals,
warrior, Venus; two specimens in the British, the third in the Cairo,
Museum); and three small blue tube-shaped glass vases, with wax
stoppers, of the fifth or sixth century. Among the bronzes are a statuette
of Ceres carrying corn, an arm of Venus holding Cupid (British Museum),
a figure of Bes, and a knife-handle representing an ape carrying a lantern
(British Museum). We may also mention a stucco head of Venus and a
seated Cupid, headless (both in the British Museum), an ivory panel from
a casket with a hare running, an ivory knife-handle with an eagle's head,
fragments of a wooden comb with open-work letters in the centre, an iron
brand with the letters A A EH, and two fairly good terracottas, one having
a bust of an emperor (?), the other of Harpocrates with his finger in his
mouth. The rest of the terracottas (masks, grotesque heads, horses, child
riding a horse, Sarapis, female heads, etc.), were of very rough work; and
the miscellaneous small antiquities, such as late Ptolemaic and Boinan
billon and copper coins, leaden tokens, pottery coin-moulds of the fourth
century, beads, amulets, small glass balls, dice, reed pens, iron and bronze
keys, tweezers, bracelets, rings, scrapers, and other instruments, dolls of
papyrus or rags, baskets, socks, sandals, etc., were similar to those found
in previous years.

This summer and autumn have been devoted to preparing for publica-
tion the first instalment of the Hibeh papyri, discovered in 1902 and
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