Egypt Exploration Fund [Hrsg.]
Archaeological report: comprising the work of the Egypt Exploration Fund and the progress of egyptology during the year ... — 1910-1911

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Schafer writes on " apparent form and real form," an essay intended as
a preliminary to the study of Egyptian art. He points out that apparent form
or perspective was not unperceived either in Ancient Egypt or in Babylonia,
although it was not employed, and that the representation of real form
had certain clear advantages. Perspective was systematised by the Greeks
between the sixth and fourth centuries b.c., too late to influence the dead art
of Egypt. A.Z. xlviii. 134.

The new part of Bissing's Dcnlcmdler Aegyptischcr Sculptur contains
reliefs later than the conquest of Alexander, Ptolemaic and Boman, with a
specimen of Meroitic and Coptic. The issue of one half-livraison is to
complete the work.

Jequier has published the first livraison of a large work, Decoration
Mgyptienne, Plafonds et Frises vegetates alu Nouvel Empire Thebain, contain-
ing folio plates of coloured facsimiles with an interesting archaeological
essay on this class of decoration.

Miss Murray publishes a figure of a hippocampus on an Eg)rptian
mummy of Dyn. XXVI. (due to Greek influence according to Prof. Ernest
Gardiner) Hist. Studies, 39, and a collection of vases in the form of
human and animal figures, ib. 40.

From the Book of the Dead Grapow illustrates the chase of wildfowl
with the boomerang, which whistled as it flew. A.Z. xlvii. 132.

Benedite explains the mechanism of the clap-nets depicted in so many
Egyptian tombs. A.Z. xlviii. 1.

Maspero observes that the triangular apron worn by the Pharaohs in
certain ceremonies frequently has a jackal's or fennek's head sculptured
in the outer corners, probably adding another to the ceremonial employ-
ments of the fox's skin in Egyptian dress. Ann. x. 141.

Gardiner finds that the women in the scenes of mourning at Thebes wore
clothing of a characteristic light-blue colour; not so the men. A.Z. xlvii. 162.

On Egyptian hand balances, as a sequel to the study of those which
stand on a foot. Ducros, Ann. x. 240.

Gold coin, now in the Berlin Museum, with horse on one side and nb nfr,
" good gold," on the other. Chassinat, Bulletin, vii. 165.

Illustrated catalogue of a collection of antiquities purchased in Egypt
in 1909 by Turaieff and Pharmakovski. Transactions of the Imp.
Bussian Archaeological Institute, tome VI. p. 161 (in Bussian).

Photographs of model coffins and early ushabtis. Nash, P.S.B.A.
xxxiii. 34. Bronze axe-head, amulets, etc. id. ib. 135.

On the Boman pottery kilns at Memphis and their products. Petrie,
Historical Studies, 34.
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