Egypt Exploration Fund [Hrsg.]
Archaeological report: comprising the work of the Egypt Exploration Fund and the progress of egyptology during the year ... — 1905-1906

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by Vald. Schmidt in the sumptuous publication La Glyptotheque Ny-Carh-
lerg. Reduced copies of the photographs, together with the descriptions,
are also published separately at a moderate price (Choix de Monuments
Egyptiens). They include rare figures of Set and Anubis in bronze from
the Sabatier collection, and a fine head of the IVth Dynasty. Reviewed
by Andersson, Sphinx, x. 39.

Garstang describes and restores the tablet of Mena from Negadeh
by the help of the new fragment and a duplicate found by him in 1904.
The design isnow practically complete. A.Z. xlii. 61.

In the Monuments et Memoires of the Academy, tome xii., Benedite
publishes the superb stela in the Louvre of the "Serpent" king of the
1st Dynasty, found by Amelineau in 1895 in one of the royal tombs at
Abydos. The heliogravure bring out well the beauty of the work-
manship. M. Benedite notes that the stela, which is of hard limestone,
still bears traces of colouring.

Whereas the ordinary convention of Egyptian artists in bas-relief shows
the face in profile, and the shoulders on a plane at right angles to that of
the head, Madsex gives examples from the Old Kingdom of an exceptional
treatment in which the near shoulder and pendant arm are shown against
the upper part of the body ; but the attempt was not made from a study of
the natural position of the limb, and the result is extremely grotesque and
ungainly. A. Z. xlii. 65.

Spiegelberg points out that the stone core in the hands of statues is
confined to male figures, female figures having the hands open. He con-
siders that it is not a mere convention, but probably represents a
«7.7iej«-sceptre. Bee. de Trav. xxviii. 174.

Edgar contributes to Rec. de Trav. xxvii. 137 an article on sculptors'
models in the Cairo Museum, and a study of the Egyptian canon of

Bissixg writes on the figures of metal-workers (formerly thought to be
glass-blowers) in the tombs. Bee. de Trav. xxviii. 20.

Daressy publishes a rude sculpture of a warrior riding a horse, on a
fragment of stone from Karnak. Ann. vi. 97.

Erman* draws attention to a representation (in many ways unique) of
an artist in the New Kingdom, placed almost like a signature in a corner
of his own picture. He is the artist who depicted a number of the earlier
kings in the tomb of Anhurkhaui, dating from about the reign of
Harnesses IV. He is represented with long hair and in a peculiar dress
and attitude that recall the Chinese rather than the Egyptian style.
A.Z. xlii. 128.
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