Egypt Exploration Fund [Hrsg.]
Archaeological report: comprising the work of the Egypt Exploration Fund and the progress of egyptology during the year ... — 1911-1912

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show the differences of style between contemporary artists working in
different materials. The memoir includes interesting remarks on the
Egyptian representations of the baboon—the illustrations include a very
fine one of early period in the Louvre collection—and the method of
grouping in Egyptian statuary.

Mr. Newberry has found in the Mayer collection at Liverpool a linen
girdle of extraordinary interest, being woven of many colours and bearing
the name of Eameses III. T. B. Lee figures it and gives a technical
description of it in the Liverpool Annals, v. 84.

Vernier classifies the types of earrings and illustrates their probable
mode of manufacture; he points out that, although they are to be found
abundantly from the XYIIIth Dynasty onwards, Erman's observation,
made thirty years ago, still holds good, that they are not traceable before
the New Kingdom. Cairo Bull. viii. 15.

Bissing shows some curious parallels between the prehistoric pottery
of Egypt and that of India as an object lesson for those who argue for
trade-routes and interchange of products from such resemblances; for both
time and space preclude such ideas in the case of the inferior products of
prehistoric Egypt and prehistoric India. Sitzb. Bav. Ac. 1911. On the
type of the " Venus pudique " in primitive times, id. Bee. de Trav. xxxiv.
18; on the relative age of contracted and closely-contracted bodies in
early cemeteries, ib. xxxiv. 19; criticism of Weill's view that the tombs
of Semempses and Khasekhemui bad no subterranean structure, ib. 20 ;
on the pair of obelisks in front of early tombs, with a figure of such a
pair at Aswan, ib. 21; on the great early mastaba found by Covington
at Giza, ib. 22; and on some Greek and Hellenistic terra-cottas from
Egypt, Athendische Mittheihtngen, 1912, 69. He also publishes some
interesting additions which he has made to the Glyptothek at Munich,
sculptures and statues of all periods from Dyn. IV. to the Coptic age.
Munchener Jalirbucli der Bildender Kunst, 1900, 162.

Newberry figures two early palettes from Upper Egypt engraved with
primitive designs and forming the transition to the splendid ceremonial
palettes of a somewhat later age. Liverpool Annals, iv. 140.

Jequier figures a number of badges of honour shown in the Theban
tombs. Bee. de Trav. xxxiv. 122.

Amelineau. Photograph of the bed of Osiris at Abydos with an account
of its discovery. Bev. figyptologique, xiii. 181.

Nash. Some fine bronze and iron axe-heads, a faience plaque with the
rekhit bird, and a piece of rhinoceros horn carved as a human figure,
P.S.B.A. xxxiv. 35, and a very early ushabti and other objects, ib. 213.
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