Egypt Exploration Fund [Hrsg.]
Archaeological report: comprising the work of the Egypt Exploration Fund and the progress of egyptology during the year ... — 1907-1908

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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
other publications.

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.
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