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INTRODUCTION. 



The small collection of bronzes here catalogued, though it contains few indi- 
vidual pieces of much value, is of some importance for the study of Graeco- 
Egvptian art. A general description of it by Freiherr von Bissing has appeared in 
a recent number of the Archaeologische Anzeiger : otherwise it is unpublished 
and little known. It has grown, and is still growing, gradually and slowly. A 
few things from Europe may have strayed in though the hands of the dealers , 
but the great mass of it has certainly come from native sites. There are, I should 
mention, some few objects of which the authenticity has been questioned; one or 
two of these I have thought it better to leave out; others I have allowed to stand, 
though not always sure of their genuineness. The moulds for bronze-casting, 
which have been published separately, form a notable addition to the material. 
Taken together the two collections give a good idea of the state of the industry 

in the Graeco-Roman period. 
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Like its predecessors the present volume is provided with abundance of illus- 
trations. The task of making the photographs was again kindly undertaken by 
Brugsch Bey. A certain amount of disorder will be apparent in the arrangement 
of the text, but this was unavoidable. 

Though the bronzes as a whole are undoubtedly Graeco-Egyptian work, we 
unfortunately do not know much about the provenance of the separate pieces. 
Comparatively few of the statuettes seem to have been found in Alexandria. 
There are no specimens here of what we may imagine the best Alexandrian 
style to have been. Most of the objects whose provenance is known come from the 
country towns and were probably made there. A late papyrus from Oxyrhynchos 
contains an interesting mention of the guild of ^ixXxoHoXXvnxi in that town and 
shows that they had a stock of cast as well as of hammered bronze (1) . No doubt 
there were many such guilds throughout the country, each with a little bazaar 
of its own. The moulds from Mit Rahineh seem to be part of the refuse of just 

C> Ovyrynchus Papyri, I, p. 168. 



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such a bazaar, dating in the main from the early Roman period : it will be 
noticed that they are distinctly superior in style to most of the bronzes. With 
very few exceptions the objects in the collection have not been obtained by 
scientific excavation and we have no external clues for determining their 
date. 

Of earlier Greek work there is scarcely anything except the two fine vase- 
handles, n os 2 7963-2796^. These are thought to come from Tell Defenneh , but 
unfortunately there is some suspicion about the antiquities which are assigned to 
this site in the Museum Inventory : most of them are certainly importations from 
the South of Italy. Naukratis has yielded plenty of Egyptian bronzes but no early 
Greek. The Ptolemaic period is also poorly represented. A few pieces here and 
there may have been made in Ptolemaic times, but as a whole the collection is 
decidedly Roman in date. The so-called Coptic or Christian bronzes have for 
the most part been published in Strzygowskps, Koptischc Kimst, but a few 
specimens of the style will be found in this volume also (see p. vii-vin, x). 

The methods of bronze- casting in Egypt in Graeco-Roman times are better 
illustrated by the moulds than by the bronzes. I have discussed this question in 
the Introduction to the former volume. Most of the bronzes described in the 
present catalogue were probably made in the way of which the preliminary 
stages are exemplified by the plaster moulds. Indeed, although no bronze in our 
collection appears to have been made by means of one of the extant moulds, it 
is probable enough that several of them come from the same factories as the 
latter. In technique, style and range of subjects the two series are comple- 
mentary. 

The larger figures are usually hollow- cast and the smaller ones solid. One 
cannot always be sure, however, whether a figure is hollow-cast or not; for 
what seems to be a small object of solid bronze may in some cases be a hollow- 
cast work with the core left inside. In the native Egyptian fabrics the core as a 
rule was not extracted, and Greek bronzes are very frequently left in the same 
condition : even if desirable, it was not always easy to get the core out. In 
n° 27687 the core is visible and well-preserved : it is a hard, gritty, light- 
coloured composition like sand and plaster. The art of hollow-casting 
continued to be practised till far into Christian times, as is proved by the lamps 
and other vessels found on Christian sites. N° 27697, one of the latest figures 
in the collection, is hollow and fairly light. The moulds show the state in which 
the bronzes would appear immediately after casting. A small figure of average 
workmanship was practically finished once the metal had been poured in and 



(he mantle removed. Little or nothing- required to be added with the graving- 
tool : even such minor details as the marking of the pupils were executed on 
the model. Some cleaning would probably be necessary, and if there were any 
channels in the mould, the corresponding excrescences would have to be cut 
off (see the illustrations in Gr. Moulds, especially pi. I, n° 3aoo3). 

Most of the figures, being of small size, have been cast in one piece. When 
thev are made of several separately cast parts, various methods are used for 
fixing them together. The Graeco -Egyptian statuettes of Isis, see pi. IV, have 
usually hollow bodies and solid, separately cast arms which are fastened in by 
means of a dowel, the drapery helping to hide the join. The makers of these 
statuettes may have been following an old Egyptian practice, for the same 
method is used in native work of earlier times whereas in purely Greek work it 
is not so common (1) . N° 27719, which is hollow-cast, has been attached in a 
somewhat similar way. N° 97654 is a good example of the device, common both 
in bronzes and terracottas, of using the armlets as a means of concealing the 
suture. Some Greek bronzes again have straight- cut edges soldered together : 
n° 27721 illustrates the type, though in this particular case the leg may possibly 
have been attached to the underside of a short girt- up chiton. The figures 
cast in the plaster moulds have often an irregular sharp -angled join between 
two separate parts. In some cases this may have been intended to facilitate the 
putting together of the final model, but no doubt it was also a common way of 
joining two separately cast parts of a bronze. There are several examples of it 
among extant bronzes, though none in the Cairo collection. 

With a few possible exceptions the bronzes here published were made in 
Greek workshops, but naturally the effect of their Egyptian environnents is 
very apparent. The divinities represented are partly Hellenic and partly Egyp- 
tian, but even the former class of figures bears many signs of foreign influence. 
Hermes never appears without that attribute above his forehead which has been 
variously interpreted as a feather ^, a lotus petal and a lotus leaf, and which, 
whatever it may be intended for, is admittedly of Egyptian origin. It is not 
confined to any one of the types in which he is figured; he wears it both as god 
of the palaestra (3) and as guide to Hades (Coins of Alexandria, pi. II, n° ^07); we 

(1) Good examples among the lately discovered bronzes from Bedrashen (Guide, to,o3, p. 33y). 
Cf. also Arch. Anzeiger, 1901, p. 16. 

(2 > Cf. the way in which the plumes of Isis are rendered in a stone relief, Greek Sculpture, 
pi. XXXI, n° 27619. 

^ See Bonner Jahrbiicher, 108/109, p. 3&1. 



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find it on the ordinary statuettes with the money-bag and the caduceus, and on 
the mixed type known as Hermanoubis (op. cit., pi. XVIII) (1) : it is in fact one of 
his most constant attributes in Egypt. Aphrodite, another very favourite figure in 
Alexandrian art, has often a touch of local character given to her by being 
crowned with the emblems of Isis. The diadem may have been originally borro- 
wed from Hathor, who was recognized as the Egyptian equivalent of Aphrodite, 
but, after a time at least, it was probably the better known Isis that the horns 
and disk were intended to recall. Frequently the corn -ears are added, and these, 
so far as is known, were a symbol of Isis only and not of Hathor. Possibly too the 
vulture-cap was changed into a dove-cap to suit the more amorous and less 
maternal character of the wearer^ 2 '. N° 2765^ is a typical figure of the Roman 
period (3) . To judge by the jewellery and the arrangement of the hair it may 
be as early as the i st cent. A.D ( ' 4) . The modelling of the face might be thought 
indicative of a later date, yet the same rather wooden type with staring eyes, 
straight-cut lips and nose begins to appear among the i st cent, mummy- 
masks. This figure shows the beginning of the coarsening of the type. By the 
III rd cent. A. D. (as appears most clearly from the terracottas) a fat face and a 
plump body had become conspicuous points in representations of the female 
figure; decline in technical skill went hand in hand with a gradual corruption of 
taste; the Greek was apparently growing nearer to the African. As Aphrodite 
assumes the crown of Isis , so in like manner their children , Eros and Harpokrates , 
are often merged into a composite type (t>. n os 27680, 27690). N os 278^1 and 
278^2 with the chlamys and the long-sleeved, girdled tunic are typical repre- 
sentations of Helios in the Roman period : it is in this Asiatic costume that he is 
usually figured in bronzes and on terracotta lamps (cf. Greek Moulds, n° 3 2066). 
Priapos, n° 27826, pi. VII, wears the modius as he usually does on Graeco- 
Egyptian terracottas also. 

Of the native gods proper the most conspicuous in the present series are the 

(1) Cf. a slatuelte of Ihis type published in Schreiber, Bildniss Alexanders, p. 1 A5 , fig. 12, and 
called by him an Alexander -Hermes; also a head reproduced in Rev. Arch., iqo3, p. 3q4, which 
Pcrdrizet interprets as Antinous-Sarapis. Neither autbor makes any reference to tbe coins. 

(2) I know of no certain instance, however. The bird on the head of the Paramytbia bronze 
which used to be known as Dione (B. M. Cat., n° 979, pi. VI) is described in the catalogue as a 
dove : the same figure has a round hole in the head which may possibly have held an Isiac crown. 

(3 > Several similar in Reinach, Repertoire, vol. II. 

(l ' The earrings and necklace are characteristic of certain i st cent, mummy- masks from the 
Fayoum and elsewhere (several examples in my forthcoming catalogue of the masks and portraits). 
The coiffure seems to be a reflection of the Claudian style, which is also imitated on the masks. 



Alexandrian triad, Sarapis, Isis and Harpokrates. Sarapis, though Egyptian in 
origin, was in art entirely Greek. Witli Isis the case was different. Even when 
her cult passed over into Europe, her statues usually retained some Egyptian 
elements; and though these figures are unsatisfactory as sculpture, they 
probably appealed with more force to her new worshippers than freer and less 
foreign-looking works of art could have done. Isis, unlike Sarapis, had an 
established type in Egyptian art which in all probability had been accepted by 
the Greek inhabitants of Egypt before the time of Alexander : it may even have 
become familiar in the sea-port towns of Greece itself. This old canonical type 
survived in Ptolemaic and Roman times : we find it for instance on Graeco- 
Egyptian mummy-coverings of the n nd cent. A. D. But where native influence 
was less strong, it became more or less Hellenized though seldom entirely so. 
Instead of her old costume she now wears the Egyptian gala dress with fringed 
mantle knotted between the breasts, like a queen rather than a goddess. 
N os 27669- 9 7671 are good examples of a transitional tvpe; they are still 
mainly Egyptian; the drapery clings closely round the forms of the body and 
does not descend below the ankles. Possiblv there was a prior stage, still 
nearer to native traditions. Like the drapery the wig too is of an Egyptian tvpe 
but not of the type which Isis wears in older times. The corn-ears were a 
natural attribute for a divinity whom the Greeks identified with Demeter, but 
they were not part of her original headdress. They are mentioned in the decree 
of Ganopus as characteristic of the diadem of the princess Berenike : whether 
they had already become an attribute of Isis we do not know. Sometimes we 
find them replaced by cow's ears (l) . The lengthened drapery of n° 97673 is a 
further sign of Greek influence. 

I do not mean to imply that there was a uniform and regular development 
of the Hellenized types of Isis from the Egyptian tvpes. A figure like n° 97660, 
may quite well be later than others which are much more Greek in style : the 
two topmost statuettes on pi. IV. I should guess indeed to belong to the Roman 
period. But there is nothing to show that the Greeks at the beginning of the 
Ptolemaic age deliberately established a new un-Egyptian tvpe for Isis as they 
did for Sarapis. M. S. Reinachs theory that there was a statue by Bryavis in the 
Sarapeion at Alexandria, originally a Kore but transformed into an Isis by some 
slight alterations, is an extremely improbable conjecture. The Greek conceptions 
of the goddess were certainly founded on Egyptian forms. Her temple statue at 

(1) E. g. Greek Moulds, n° 3aoGo. Other examples in the Egyptian collection in Athens. 



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Alexandria, which represented her seated on a throne suckling Harpokrates, 
was only a modification of the commonest of the old native types (1) . 

Harpokrates, who was of less deep significance than Isis in Graeco-Egyptian 
religion, was usually treated with more independence. He became a very 
favourite subject in the minor branches of art, with the coroplastae and the 
makers of small bronzes. The only Egyptian element that is almost invariably 
retained is the holding of the finger to the mouth ; occasionally an Egyptian 
type is imitated; but very often he is rendered with the same free humour as 
an Eros. Even in n° 37677, pi. IV, a fragment from a hieratic type of Isis (like 
n° 27669) holding Harpokrates on a lotus, the child is modelled with compa- 
rative naturalism. It should be noted that the flower with which Harpokrates is 
associated in the Greek representations is not the blue or the white lotus as in 
the old native types, but the nelnmbum speciosum, a favourite plant in Egypt in 
the Persian and Graeco-Roman periods (2) . This, however, may well have been 
due to some misunderstanding on the part of the Greeks rather than to any 
intentional change. 

The female heads with the elephant-cap no doubt represent the city-goddess 
Alexandria (see n os 278/13, 2786/1 and 32872; also Moulds, n° 32067). It is 
true that the personification of Africa is characterized by the same headdress. But 
in Egypt at least the elephant-cap was the distinctive mark of Alexandria. On the 
earlier of the coins which bear representations of her, those of the i st cent. A. D. 
and the beginning of the n nd , she has short wavy hair like that of a young male 
god. The elephant- cap was certainly borrowed from the city's founder Alex- 
ander the Great (r. Poole, Ptolemaic Coins, pi. I), and possibly the curly locks 
of the goddess may be a further reminiscence of the parent type. The more com- 
monplace representations of her with the mural crown, rolled-up hair and 
straight formal tresses are, as Mr. Poole has pointed out, of later occurrence. Our 
bronzes have the elephant-cap but not the short hair : no doubt the coins 
are more faithful reproductions of the canonical type. M. Heron de Villefosse 
has argued that the head on the famous Boscoreale vase, which has short 
masculine hair, is intended for Africa and not for Alexandria, but he is certainly 
wrong in supposing that the elephant-cap was never an attribute of the city- 

(1 ' Seethe coins, B. M. Cat., pi. XXVIII. It is noticeable too that her Alexandrian temples 
remain more Egyptian than those of the other gods. 

(2 ' One of the best examples is published in the Annuaire de la Socivle de numismatique , i8f)5. 
pi. I. The wreath which the Nile-god wears in coins and statuettes is also of the same species. 
N" 27682 is another illustration of the sacred associations of this plant. 



goddess {1) : on this point the coins already referred to are conclusive. Whom the 
Boscoreale head is meant to represent is another question. 

Among the other representations of Egyptian divinities we may notice the 
figures of Anubis and Horus in Graeco-Roman armour on pi. IV. The attendant 
jackals on n° 2769^1 recall several of the late funerary stelae : cf. also a small 
Harpokrates in the Leyden collection (Leemanns, Aegyptisclte Monumenten, I, 
pi. XVII, 1^10). There was a peculiar fondness for armed types in the Roman 
period. We find Zeus, Helios, Antaeus, Anubis, Horus (2) , Harpokrates and 
Bes thus represented; and the puzzling figures on the nome-coins are also often 
in armour. This tendency may have been quickened by the worship of the Caesars 
and the diffusion of their images, — a parallel to the case of Isis who in Graeco- 
Egyptian art assumed the costume of a queen. The nome-coins give the best 
idea of the facility with which new types were created and attributes interchang- 
ed. Owing to the mixture of races and of culls Egypt was naturally rich in com- 
posite types, of which n° 27703 is a good example. 

There is an interesting little group of divinities from Medinet Habou, 
n os 27696-27699, about the latest of the figures in this collection. N° 27697, 
which is much the largest of them , is the best example of the rudeness of the stvle. 
To judge by the form of the wreath and the shortness of the hair and beard it 
probably belongs to the beginning of the Byzantine period : it is a pity that the 
shape of the drapery is not shown more distinctly. It is difficult to sav whom this 
figure is meant to represent; possibly a deified Emperor. The small seated 
figures, n os 27698, 27699, recall certain late representations of divine couples 
(see especially the catalogue of Greek sculpture, pi. XXV, n° 27670). 

A few other figures of very late style may be mentioned here. N° 27920, 
which is derived from a type of Aphrodite very common in Egvpt (c. g. Reinach. 
Rep., II, p. 364, n° 6), should be compared with one of the nudities in 
Strzygowski's, Koptische Kunst (p. 35, n° 7290). I know of nothing exactly like 
this statuette in style, but it seems to be a genuine late work : n° 27708 shows 
an approach to the same remarkable contour of cheek and chin, and a necklace 
of the same form occurs on one of the Christian stelae in Cairo. The small flute- 
player, n° 27927, is of equally late date. Several similar figures, one of which 
(like the above-mentioned group of bronzes) comes from Medinet Habou, will 
be found in Strzygowskis catalogue, p. 32 5-32 6. The female bust on pi. XVII, 

C Monuments et memoires Piot, vol. V, p. 177 ft*. 

' 2) See Bet'. Arch., 190ft, p. 116 ft", for a plausible explanation of the armed Horus as a 
development of an old Egyptian type. 



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n° 27866, is distinctly n- Coptic 55 in style. The small impressed circles and other 
markings with which it is decorated are characteristic of many late objects both 
in bronze and in other materials (,) . The little lion, pi. VI, n° 27786, is another 
example of this sort of ornamentation. 

Another characteristic group of figures, much superior in style to those just 
mentioned, consists of genre subjects, — children, pygmies, street-types and 
stage -characters. Most of them will be found gathered together on pi. V and a 
few others on pis. Ill, VI and XVII : they are not many unfortunately and some 
of the types are already well-known. This side of Alexandrian art has been 
analysed by Schreiber (Athenische Mitlheilungen , 1 883 ) and the Cairo group 
has lately been described by v. Bissing (Arch. Anzeigcr, ioo3): what they have 
said so well it is needless for me to repeat. 

The utensils form a very important part of the collection. The most conspicuous 
things among them are the candelabra, all of which are more or less broken 
(pis. XIII-XV) : it is, however, easy to see how they have been made up. The 
larger ones have had a base composed of three curving legs surmounted by a 
large ornamental disk, e. g. n° 27797, pi. XIV : the feet no doubt stood on small 
round pedestals like n° 2791 2, pi. XV. From the middle of the base rose a thick 
stem, ribbed or fluted, with a circlet round its lower end, e. g. n° 27701, 
pi. XIII. On the top of the stem was a capital of some sort carrying another disk, 
on which stood the lamp, v. pi. XIV. This was a common type of candelabrum at 
Pompeii (2) . N os 27788 and 27789 again correspond to other Pompeian varieties, 
with slight differences in the details (3) . The capitals of our candelabra and the 
disks round the lower ends of the stems are richly decorated and the shapes and 
patterns have many parallels among European finds, especially the metal work 
from Pompeii and Herculancum (t) . There are also some remains of candelabra 
among the moulds — better and more varied on the whole than the bronze 
examples — which emphasize these resemblances and increase the number of 
them. By means of comparisons drawn from wall-paintings and other sources in 

M Cf. Koptische Kunst , p. 109 ff. and Greek Sculpture, p. xvi. 

^ Gargiulio, Musee national, pi. LXVI, Arch. Ameiger, 1900, p. 180. 

(3 > hoc. cit., pi. LXVI, n° 1 and pi. LXVII, n° a , Antichita di Ercolano , vol. VIH, pi. LXXII, fig. 1. 
The double term, n° 27979, maybe part of a candelabrum of another common Pompeian type, 
cf. Daremberg et Saglio, art. Candelabrum , fig. 1096. N° 27790 has a hook at the lower end, so 
that it could either stand or be hung up : a better preserved example of a reversible stem, found 
in Rome, is reproduced in Daremberg et Saglio, art. Lucerna, fig. IxGoU. 

(/,) Cf. especially n os 27800 and 27999 with Antichita di Ercolano, vol. Mil, pi. LXXXVII and 
XCII. 



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Italy, Pernice and Winter have established fairly close dates for the silver 
vessels from Hildesheim : perhaps some one better acquainted than myself 
with the Italian material may be able to do as much for some of the Egyptian 
work. The candelabra on pis. X1II-XIV are doubtless of the Roman period, 
and probably not very early Roman : a more precise date I do not venture to 
propose. 

The above-mentioned objects form the main part of a group of bronze 
utensils which ML Grebaut, when head of the Service, obtained from a dealer in 
Alexandria. We may pretty safely assume that they are Egyptian and not 
European, but I am unable to say where they were found or whether they were 
found together. The two large lamps on pi. XI and the tripods on pi. XIII, and 
no doubt also some or all of the round bases like those on pi. XV, were part of 
the same purchase. There were probably some other objects besides these 
(possibly some of the small altars), but nothing further is now known for certain. 
The whole group has quite the appearance of having come from a single find. 
The two big lamps, n os 27709 and 27760, probably belonged to two of the 
larger candelabra. N° 27769 bears on its base the inscription KAAYAIANoy, 
which has been engraved on the model and is therefore of the same age as the 
lamp itself. Klaudianos was no doubt the bronze -founder, an Egyptian Greek with 
a Roman name. The name was not an uncommon one among the mixed 
population of Egvpt in the time of the Caesars (1) . 

The tripods, n os 27817 and 27818, came into the Museum together with 
the candelabra. Their feet were probably like n° 27880, pi. XVI. N° 27819, 
pi. VII, shows the type of the busts in which the stems of n° 27818 ended (cf. also 
Greek Moulds, n° 32 2 23). These and the female busts n os 27828-27829 and 
also n° 27938 form a homogeneous group : the bosoms are modelled in the same 
way without distinction of sev and they all wear similar necklaces^ : it is not 
clear whom they are meant to represent. Much superior in style are n os 27825 and 
27826, which are really good works of their kind though badly preserved. The 
shape of the calyx of n° 27827 connects it with the latter two, but it does not 
come from the same tripod. 

The lamps, which are gathered together on pis. XI-XII, are a mixed collection 
from various periods. A few of the comparatively early ones may be compared 

(1) See Grenfell and Hunt's indexes. 

(2) CI". Gr. Moulds, pi. XXV, n° 3 2080 for the modelling of the bust and the pendant of the 
necklace : through in technique it resembles the moulds for terracottas, it is possible that it was 
used for bronzes. N° 27938 has also a little of the same coarseness of face as this work. 



with the Pompeian series (1) , while the later ones belong to the types that were 
current in Christian times. There is no real break between the lamps here 
catalogued and the Christian group published by Strzvgowski (Koplischc Kunst, 
p. 285-3()5). N" s 97773, 97770, 27934 are ordinary Christian shapes. The 
popular dove-lamps (op. cit., p. 20,1) are of course directly derived from earlier 
pagan types such as n° 27786 and G. Moulds, n° 39285. Several of our lamps 
have a hole in the base by which they have been fived on to the spike of a lamp- 
stand, a method of attachment which is particularly common in later times 
in Egypt (Koplische Kunsl, p. 280 IT.). One of the dolphin-lamps belongs to 
lli is type(n° 97778, pi. XI) ®; it has a cylindrical foot like the Christian lamps 
of the same class. 

Another small section of the catalogue consists of the vases and vase-handles 
(see pis. YJI-X). The so-called balsamaria , pi. VII, are of very common occur- 
rence in Egypt : ihere are several examples among the moulds, including a whole- 
figure representation of a negro boy with a cat (n° 39o85). Another ordinary 
sort of vessel which the moulds prove to have been manufactured in Egypt 
(as well as elsewhere) is illustrated by n° 977/16, pi. VIII. Among the handles 
will be found one or two specimens of a type which Schreiber has claimed wilh 
some probability as originally an Alexandrian form : its distinguishing charac- 
teristic is the horizontal arc in the form of two loop- birds' bills bv which it is 
attached to the rim of the vase. The same tvpe occurs among the moulds 
(n° 39972, pi. XXXI). Another fine handle in the latter series, n° 3297/1, pi. XIX, 
composed of two vine-branches covered with leaves and grapes, recalls certain 
realistic forms of the same general character in the Hildesheimer and other 
collections (3) . The horizontally attached handles ending in animals' heads, of 
which there are several specimens on pi. XI (n os 9 7o/i8-9 79;")6), are equally 
common in Italy : they come from large bowls or craters, sometimes supported 
on tripods. On pi. VIII is a peculiar little amphora of late style with four figures 
in relief round the outside, not a group but a row of separate types. Sets of 

(I) Cf. (lie mouse looking into ihe wick-hole on n° 27769 wilh Antichita di Eirolano, vol. VIII, 
pi. XLIX; n° 9778? wilh op. cit., pi. XLII; n° 97982 with Arch. Anzeiger, 190&, p. a5, fiy. 9. 
The handle of n° 27780 is a common type at Pompeii, hut the general shape of this lamp is charac- 
teristic of the later period. 

( '-> A Coptic stele in Berlin hears a representation of two iish-lamps carried on lamp-stands 
(Kopt. Kunst, p. 289). 

(3) There is a fine hronze example from Sidon in the British Museum, n° fiti§3. A Hellenistic 
type of handle with two stems (Siao-^Ssf? pa§So«) is descrihed in Athenaeus, XI, 488 d-e and said 
to he specially characteristic of the cups known as Seleukides. 



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similar but better executed figures, both deities and human types, are charac- 
teristic of a certain class of Graeco- Egyptian terracotta vases which were made 
in imitation of metal work and in many cases bear traces of gilding ^. 

Among the remaining material we may note the small altars on pi. XV, some 
of which may well belong to the same group as the candelabra and tripods. 
A type similar to n° 27810 is common in terracotta and occurs also in stone, 
while n os 2781 3 and 2781 k recall another type in which the top part is carried 
on four small columns (see Koptische Kunst, p. 101). There are also some 
interesting fragments among the ornamental feet gathered together on pi. XVI. 
N° 27837 may be pointed out as a good example of a very favourite form ®. The 
dolphin-shaped type, n° 2 70,60, is rarer, but there is another example of it among 
the moulds (greatly superior in style) and a similar form is found at Pompeii. 
As was only to be expected, a large proportion of the material catalogued in 
the following pages belongs lo the common properly of the various branches of 
Greek art in Roman times. 

(1) Cf. the Naukratite fabric of silvered vases of earthenware mentioned by Atbenaeus, XI, &80 e; 
of these however, we have as yet no remains in Egypt. 

(2) Cf. Greek Moulds, pi. XVII, n° 32289 and Lkemvnns, Aeg. Monumenten , I, pi. XV, n° 1193. 
Fine large specimen in British Museum, n° 1 366 (Payne knight coll.). 



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GREEK RRONZES. 

27631. Zeus. — Bronze. — Height (without plinth) o m. 10 cent. — Huber 

collection, i860 (pi. I). 

Standing naked with left hand raised, resting on a sceptre (which has disappeared), 
and holding a thunderbolt in his right. His head is slightly turned to his right and 
his flowing hair is encircled by a wreath. Hole through left hand for sceptre. 

Preservation : Lower half of left leg broken off; slightly oxidized here and there; plinth 
and lower half of left leg restored in plaster. 

Bibl. : Journal d' entree du Musee, n" 7256; Maspero, Slip-catalogue , n° 58o4. 

27632. Sarapis. — Bronze. — Height o in. o85 mill. (pi. I). 

Standing with left foot slightly drawn back and left arm raised to grasp sceptre. He 

wears chiton, himalion draped over left shoulder, and modius. Small plinth. 
Preservation : Both arms broken off from above elbow; slightly oxidized. 

27633. Sarapis. — Bronze. — Height o m. 08 3 mill. 

Standing with right foot slightly drawn back and head slightly turned to his right. He 
wears a himation, draped across front of body and over left shoulder and held in 
position by left arm, and his head is surmounted by a modius. 

Catal. du Musee, n° 37681. 1 



2 CATALOGUE DU MUSEE DU CAIKE. 

Technique : Cast hollow. 

Preservation : Left foot and both hands broken off; three small holes through surface; 
badly oxidized. 

27634. Sarapis. — Bronze. — Height o m. 1 1 cent. (pi. I). 

Standing with right foot drawn back and head turned to his right. He holds an indistinct 
attribute in each hand' 1 ', and wears himation, draped across loins and thrown over 
left arm, modius and sandals. Pupils incised. Neat round hole behind right knee. 

Preservation : Oxidized; surface covered with rusty green patina; objects in both 
hands broken off short. 

27635. Sarapis. — Bronze. — Height of Sarapis o m. l t3 mill., height of 

throne o m. it cent., breadth of throne o m. o85 mill. — Bought, 
3o November t885 (pi. I). 

Sealed on a throne with feet on footstool; his left leg is drawn back; his left hand is 
raised and his right is lowered as if he were grasping a sceptre with the former and 
touching the head of Kerheros with the latter. He wears chiton, himation, thrown 
across lap and carried over left shoulder, sandals (?) and modius. The back of the 
throne is ornamented with six open-work squares and there is a moulding along 
the top with incised pattern (zig-zags and vertical strokes) and akroleria at the 
corners; the seat is a narrow ledge; the front and hind legs are connected by cross- 
bars and there are traces of an incised design on them. 

Technique : The figure of Sarapis (together with the footstool) has been made separately 
from the throne and is not fastened on to it; the upper part is solid, the lower part 
is hollow behind and cut away so as to fit the throne. The throne has apparently 
been cast in one piece. 

Preservation : Break through back of throne, the two parts being fastened together by 
means of small brass plates; one of the cross-bars broken; oxidized and covered with 
rusty green patina. 

Bidl. : Journal (V entree duMusee, n° 27089. 

27636. Kerberos. — Bronze. — Height o m. o33 mill. (pi. I). 

Probably from a Sarap islike n° 27635. He is seated on his hindquarters and his three 
head are entwined with snakes. The middle head is the largest of the three, but the 
types are not distinct. 

Technique : Cast solid. 

Preservation : Rusty green patina. 

(1) Long curving object in right, loop-shaped object in left, cf. Reisach, Repertoire, II, p. 18, n" 3. 



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27637. Herakles. — Bronze with smooth green patina. — Height o m. 1 1 cent. 

( P i. i). 

Bearded and naked, standing in an easy attitude with left foot drawn back, head half 
turned to his right and club against left shoulder; his right hand is half closed as if 
it too had held some attribute. The lion's skin hangs over his left forearm and his 
head is encircled by a rolled fillet with hanging ends. The eyes are hollowed for 
inlay. Not like bronzes of Egyptian provenance in appearance. 

Preservation : Somewhat corroded in places. 

Bibl. : Maspero, Guide, i883, n° 5785, p. 396. 

27638. Hermes. — Bronze. — Height o m. o85 mill. — Behnasa. 1897 

(from the finds of Mr. Petrie) (pi. I). 

Standing on right leg with left foot drawn away and head half turned to his right. He 
holds out a purse in his right hand and carries a kenjheion in his left arm. A 
chlamys is twisted round his left arm and he wears a cap or hair-band (?) with 
wings and feather in front. 

Technique : Cast in one piece, probably solid. 

Preservation : Surface dirty. 

Bibl. : Journal d' entree du M usee , n" 31768: Bonner Jahrbucher, 108/109,}). 262 (Furtw angler). 

27639. Term of Hermes. — Bronze. — Height o m. 09 cent. (pi. I). 

The head is that of a youthful Hermes with wings and feather (?) above forehead and 
a spray or band round back of skull. The term is furnished with a spiked projection 
at each shoulder and a penis. Poor work. 

Preservation : Oxidized. 

Bibl.: Arch. Anzeiger, 1903, p. 168 and fig. U i. 

27640. Term of Hermes or Dionysos. — Bronze. — Height m. 072 mill. 

( P i. i). 

Ends above in the upper part of a bearded god with arms and shoulders closely 
enveloped in a mantle. His head is slightly turned to his left, his right arm hangs 
by his side and his left is slung against his chest. He has a square-cut archaistic 
beard; a square-cut mass of hair hangs over the back of his neck; and a separate 
tress hangs down in front on each shoulder. Rectangular plinth with projecting edge 
along top and bottom. 

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h CATALOGUE DU MUSEE DU CAIRE. 

Term solid; plinth hollow underneath. 

Preservation : Covered here and there with rusty green patina. 

Bibl.: Arch. Anzeiger, 190a, p. i5i and fig. h k. 

27641. Dionysos. — Bronze. — Height m. o85 mill. (pi. I). 

Of youthful heardless type. He stands in an easy altitude with left foot drawn hack and 
left shoulder raised. A panther's skin is fastened over his left shoulder and under 
his right arm. He has long hair waved to each side and fastened in a loop at hack 
of neck and a long wavy lock hangs over each shoulder. The hack of his head is 
encircled hy a hand and there is also another band across the front of his forehead. 
Pupils incised. Small reproduction of a good model ; very similar to the Dionysos 
from Tivoli. 

Preservation : Right forearm and left hand broken off; dirty and somewhat oxidized. 

Bibl. : Arch. Anzeiger, 1903, p. i5i and fig. h g. 

IIWL. Head of Dionysos. — Bronze. — Height o m. okk mill. (pi. I). 

From a statuette or bust. Beardless head with long hair parted in the middle, waved 
to each side and fastened together behind neck. A tress hangs down on each side. 
The skull is encircled by a band with grapes and vine-leaves attached in front. 
The neck has been stretched to right. 

Technique : Cast hollow; pupils incised. 

Preservation : Broken through neck and badly oxidized there. 

27643. Dionysos. — Bronze. — Height m. 1 58 mill. — Bought (pi. I). 

Youthful type. He stands with left foot drawn back, head half turned to his right, left 
hand on hip and right hand raised with drinking-horn (?) which he is turning 
downwards. His only garment is a chlamys twisted round his left arm; his feet are 
shod with buskins; he has long hair fastened up behind, and he wears an ivy- 
wreath round the back of his head and a band across his forehead. Pupils incised 
Coarse Roman work. 

Preservation : Oxidized a good deal, especially right arm. 

Bibl. : Journal d' entree du Musee, n° 2g38o. 

27644. Pan. — Bronze. — Height m. 1 15 mill., breadth o m. o85 mill. — 

( P i. i). 

Sealed upon a tree-stump or wine-skin, holding on to it with left hand and looking to 
his left. Bearded and goat-legged. 



GREEK BRONZES. 5 

Technique : Cast hollow. 

Preservation : Right arm, right leg and most of seat broken away; the remainder is 
in a ruinous state of corrosion. 

27645. A Dioskouros. — Bronze. — Height o m. 076 mill. (pi. I). 

Stands with right foot slightly drawn hack, right arm raised as if resting on spear, 
and left hand on haunch. His body is naked. He has curly hair and wears a conical 
pileus on the hack of his head. 

Preservation : Right hand broken off; good deal of green patina on surface. 

27646. A Dioskouros. — Bronze. — Height o m. 097 mill. — Bought, 

<zk December 1887 (pi. I). 

Stands looking to his left with right foot slightly drawn back, right arm raised as if 
resting on spear and left forearm held out with indistinct attribute in it (perhaps 
a sword). His only garment is a chlamys twisted round left arm. He has leonine 
hair, confined by a band round -back of skull and surmounted by a large five- 
rayed star. Pupils incised. 

Preservation : Right hand broken oil; star broken; good deal of rusty green patina on 
surface. 

Bibl. : Journal d? entree du Musec , 11" 28123. 

27647. Aphrodite. — Bronze. — Height o m. 16 cent. — Bought (Alexandria) 

( P i. ii). 

Standing naked with right knee bent and head slightly turned to her right, holding a 
tress of hair in each hand. She wears a stephane in the form of a row of triangular 
leaves. Her hair is parted in the middle, and fastened up behind. Pupils incised. 

Preservation : Corroded in places and blotched with green. 

Bibl. : Journal d 'entree du Musee, n° 27G80. 

27648. Aphrodite. — Bronze. — Height m. 16 cent, nearly. 

Replica of n° 276/17. 

Technique : Made from same model or moulds as n° 276/17; the stephane is incised in 
a slightly different manner. 

Preservation : Both legs flattened and broken on the left side; surface covered with 
powdery green patina. 

Bibi.. : Catalogue general, Greek Moulds, p. x; Arch. Anzeiger, 1903, p. 1 48 and fig. k d. 



6 CATALOGUE DU MUSEE DU CAIRE. 

27649. Aphrodite. — Bronze. — Height o m. 068 mill. (pi. II). 

In same altitude as n° 276/17. A strip of drapery hangs from between her knees and 

she wears a stcphane. Small round base. 
Preservation : Corroded and covered with rusty green patina. 

27650. Aphrodite. — Bronze. — Height m. 088 mill. (pi. II). 

She stands naked looking to left with left foot drawn back, holding up an apple in her 
right hand and holding out an indistinct object in her left. Her hair is gathered in 
a knot on the top of her head. 

Preservation : Corroded and covered with dirty patina. 

27651. Aphrodite. — Bronze. — Height o m. 125 mill. — Bought. 

Standing naked (in same altitude as n 05 27652-27653) with right knee bent and head 
slightly turned to right, holding up an apple in her left hand. She wears a stcphane 
and an armlet round right arm immediately below the shoulder. Her hair is parted 
in the middle and fastened up behind and a couple of tresses hang down on each 
side. 

Preservation : Right arm and both feet broken off; corroded and covered with rusty 
green patina. 

Bidl. : Journal (Venlree clu 'Musce, n° 28323. 

27652. Aphrodite with headdress of Isis. — Bronze. — Height o m. 18 cent. 

— Bought (pi. II). 

She stands with right knee bent and head slightly turned to right, holding out an 
indistinct object in right hand and holding up an apple in left. She is naked. On 
her head is a bird-cap (vulture or dove?) surmounted by corn-ears, cow's horns, 
disk and plumes. Her hair is parted in the middle and a formal tress hangs down 
on each side. 

Preservation : Dirty and slightly corroded. 

Bisl. : Journal d'enlree du Musee, n" 27528. 

27653. Aphrodite with headdress of Isis. — Bronze. — Height o m. 1 7 cent. 

— Bought. 

Almost the same as n° 27652. Her head is slightly turned downwards to right; the 



GREEK BRONZES. 7 

bird's wings lie flatter against her head; and the horns, disk and plumes stand 
upon a uraeus-circlet. 
Preservation : Badly corroded; right hand gone. 

Bibl. : Journal d' entree du Musee, n° 29151. 

27654. Aphrodite with headdress of Isis. — Bronze. — Height m. 3 9 cent. 

( P i. ii). 

She stands looking straight forward with thighs close together and right knee bent. 
It is not clear what the action of her hands has been : they may have merely held 
up attributes. Her body is naked. She wears armlets, berry-shaped earrings, a necklace 

(shaped thus behind *^*^H with pendants in front and crescent in the middle, 

and a large open-work stephane in the middle of which rises the crown of Isis (corn- 
ears, cow's horns, disk and plumes). An elaborate design is engraved on ihe slcphane, 
egg and dart along the foot, tendrils along the middle, and sharp-pointed leaves 
between volutes along the top. Her hair is parted in the middle, somewhat bunched 
out on each side, and fastened up behind, and a thick corkscrew tress descends 
over each shoulder. 

Technique : Cast hollow; the arms have been added separately, the armlets affording 
a convenient screen to the suture. The eyes are inlaid, the iris being made of 
black glass and embedded in stucco. 

Preservation : Arms and lower part of legs broken off; large break in left thigh; iris of 
left eye wanting; much oxidized. 

Bibl. : Arch. Anzeiger, 1903, p. 1A8. 

27655. Demeter. — Bronze. — Height o m. o83 mill. (pi. II). 

She stands with right foot drawn back and head turned very slightly to left, supporting 
with right hand a large torch which stands on the ground by her side. She wears 
chiton and himation, drawn over back of head, under right arm and over left 
shoulder; on her head is a moditts (with cross-hatchings) surmounted by a crescent. 
Her hair is waved and apparently hangs down on each side. 

Technique : Cast hollow; base left open. Pupils marked. 

Preservation : Left hand and top of torch broken off; two small holes on left side; 
surface covered with powdery green patina. 

27656. Demeter. — Bronze. — Height m. on cent. 

Same as n° 2y655. 

Preservation : Utterly disfigured by corrosion ; top of torch broken off. 



8 CATALOGUE DU MUSEE DU CAIRE. 

27657. Demeter. — Bronze. — Height o m. 076 mill. — Fayoum (pi. II). 

Same type and technique as n° 27655. 
Preservation : Rather dirty and worn. 

Dibl. : Journal d' entree du Musee, n" 3 1692. 

27658. Demeter (?). — Bronze. — Height o m. o65 mill. (pi. II). 

A seated figure stooping slightly forward and resting her chin on her right hand, her 
right foot heing slightly drawn hack. She holds a large torch in her left arm 
and a basket or situla hangs from her left wrist. Her dress consists of chiton and 
himation drawn over the back of her head. 

Technique : Solid; the lower part of the figure is cutaway behind so that it might fit 
into a seat. 

Preservation : Worn and covered in parts with green mould. 

27659. Artemis (?). — Bronze. — Height o m. i5 cent. 

Standing looking downwards to right, with left knee bent. Her right hand is held out 
and her left hangs by her side, but the attributes which they held have disappeared. 
She wears a chiton, girdled up so as to reach only to her knees, and a mantle or 
scarf knotted round waist and drawn over left shoulder. 

Preservation : Both feet wanting; ruined by corrosion. 

27660. Nike. — Bronze. — Height o m. 07 cent. (pi. II). 

Advancing or alighting with left foot foremost and drapery blowing about her legs. She 
holds out some object in her right hand (wreath?) and carries a palm-branch in her 
left arm. She wears a chiton, girdled over apoplygma, the folds of which are arranged 
in a somewhat formal manner. Her hair is gathered in a knot on the top of her head. 

Preservation : Object in right hand broken off; corroded and covered with rusty 
green patina. 

Bibl. : Maspero, Guide, i883, n" 5799, p. 3g5. 

27661. Eros. — Bronze. — Height o m. 095 mill. (pi. III). 

Standing with left knee bent and head upturned to his right, holding up an 
alabastron in right hand and holding out a shell in his left (1) . He is winged and 
naked and has curly hair with a knot above forehead. 

Preservation : Badly corroded; tip of left wing broken off. 

M The motive is extracted from a representation of Aphrodite at her toilet and Eros holding up the 
alabastron towards her (cf. Babelon el Blanchet, Bronzes de la Bibliothcque ISalionalc, a"' 269 and 283). 



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27662. Eros. — Bronze. — Height o m. 12 cent. (pi. III). 

In a hovering attitude with wings raised and right ieg slightly advanced. He holds 
both hands lifted up above his head and his look is turned slightly upwards. He is 
naked. A belt is slung round his right shoulder (perhaps made separately and 
attached) 

Preservation : Badly oxidized; both hands gone. 

27663. Eros. — Bronze with gilded surface. — Height in. i3 cent. (pi. III). 

Dashing forward with wings outspread and right leg flung up behind. He looks up to 
his right with parted lips; his right arm is thrust out in front of him, the hand 
grasping an attribute of which only the handle remains; his left hand hangs open 
by his side. A strip of drapery clings round his right haunch. He lias curly hair, 
blown out to each side. 

Technique : Cast solid (?). There is a rivet through the palm of left hand, for attach- 
ment of some attribute that has disappeared (part of drapery?); there is also a 
hole in top of head, slightly to right, in which the end of some object has been 
inserted. Remains of gilding very distinct. 

Preservation : Attributes broken away (v. supra)', badly oxidized; left wing soldered on. 

Bibl.: Mwspero, Guide, i883, n° 58oo, p. 3q6, 097; rtaiilhenticite douteuse". 

27664. Eros. — Bronze; dark brown surface. — Height in. 12 cent. — 

H uber collection. 

Moving rapidly forward with right leg stretched out behind. His right arm is extended 
but the attribute which he grasped in his hand has disappeared; his left hand 
hangs by his side, open and palm downwards. He is naked and has curly hair with 
top-knot. Pupils incised. 

Preservation : Left hand and foot slightly oxidized. 

Bibl. : Journal d' entree da Musee, n" 7251 (?); Maspero. Guide, i883, 11° 58i8, p. 397. 

27665. Eros. — Bronze. — Height m. io3 mill. (pi. III). 

On tip-toe with right leg drawn back. He looks up to his left, holding up in left hand 
an object of which only the handle remains; his right hangs by his side and has 
had an attribute stuck through it. He is naked. His hair hangs in stiff curls and he 
wears a top-knot. There is a small pendant (incised) in front of his neck. Pupils 
incised; nipples hollowed out. 

Preservation : Attribute in left hand broken ; coated with powdery green patina. 

Bibl. : Arch. Anteiger, iqo3, p. t5 1 and fig. k f. 

Catal. du Musee, 11° 27631. 2 



10 CATALOGUE DU MUSEE DU CA1RE. 

27666. Eros. — Bronze. — Height o m. o/iG mill. (pi. III). 

Standing with left knee hent, holding up a heap of fruit on his left shoulder against 
liis head and holding out a hunch of grap.es in his right hand. His face is turned 
upwards. A strip of drapery hangs from his left shoulder, and he wears a top-knot. 

Preservation : Slightly oxidized. 

27667. Eros. — Bronze. — Height o m. 1 1 cent. — Bought (pi. III). 

Seated on the hack of a dolphin with left knee drawn up a little. He looks down- 
wards to his right and extends his right hand in the same direction with thumb and 
forefinger apart. His left hand is laid on the top of a round hall and there is a ring 
round his left wrist. He is naked and he wears a helmet or cap on his head. The 
dolphin has its head pointed downwards and tail curved to its right; it is flat 
underneath; its tail is fastened to the tip of the right wing and there is also a 
connecting-bar between its body and the top of the left wing. 

Preservation : Badly oxidized. 

Bibl. : Journal d' entree du Musee, n° agiSo. 

27668. Eros. — Bronze. — Height o m. 077 mill. 

Speeding forward with left leg flung back. He wears a beardless mask (of indistinct 
type) which he holds on with his left hand. His right arm is extended and he looks 
up to his right. He is naked and has curls hanging over the back of his neck. 

Preservation : Right arm broken off from above elbow; badly oxidized. 

27669. Isis. — Bronze. — Height m. 28 cent. — Bought (pi. IV). 

Of the ordinary Graeco- Egyptian type. She stands in a stiff altitude with left leg 
advanced. Her right arm is extended in front of her and the hand grasps a uraeus, 
wearing disk and horns, with head erect and tail tvusted round her wrist. In her 
left hand she holds a lotus-flower on which is seated a small Harpokrates. She wears 
a short-sleeved under-garment reaching nearly to her ankles and a fringed mantle 
with Isiac knot between breasts. Her coiffure consists of rows of straight twisted 
tresses, and there is a short formal fringe across her forehead; the top of her head 
is covered by a vulture-cap surmounted by a uraeus-circlet; there is a hole in the 
circlet for insertion of horns, disk and plumes, but these have disappeared; she 
wears also berry-shaped earrings. Harpokrates is represented squatting with head 
half turned to his right, right hand to mouth, and indistinct object in left hand; he 
is naked and has apparently curly hair surmounted by disk. 

Technique : Cast hollow, top of crown and arms being added separately (for mode of 



GREEK BRONZES. 11 

joining sec n os 27676-27676); rectangular opening left in bottom of drapery; 
soles of feet hollowed out. The eyes were inlaid, whites and pupils separately, but 
not clear of what material. 
Preservation : Top of crown broken off; right arm has come loose; horns of uraeus 
broken; pupils gone; badly oxidized. 

Bibl. : Journal d' entree du Music, n° 27^35. 

27670. Isis. — Bronze; black surface. — Height o m. zk cent. 

In same attitude and dress as n° 27660,. No earrings. 

Technique : Cast hollow, lop of crown and arms being added separately; rectangular 

opening in bottom of drapery. Pupils hollowed out. 
Preservation : Top of crown and both arms wanting; oxidized in places. 

27671. Isis. — Bronze. — Height o m. 262 mill. (pi. IV). 

Same as n" 27670. The uraeus-circlet is surmounted by corn-ears, cow's horns, disk 
with uraeus in relief upon the face of it, and plumes. 

Technique : Same as n" 27670 except that whole of crown is cast in one piece with 
body. 

Preservation : Both arms wanting; top of plumes broken off; oxidized a good deal. 
Bihl. : Journal d'entrec du Music, 11" 26879: Arch. Auieiffcr, 1903, p. 1 48 and lig. 5 a. 

27672. Isis. — Bronze. — Height m. 2 1 cent. 

Same as n os 27670-27671. 

Preservation : Top of crown, including uraeus-circlet, broken off; both arms wanting; 

lower part of left leg broken off; slightly broken on right side and badly oxidized 

all over. 



27673. Isis. — Bronze; black surface. — Height m. 177 mill. (pi. IV). 

Standing in same attitude as n" 27670. She wears long chiton and fringed mantle with 
knot between breasts, the left breast being uncovered; sandals, vulture-cap and 
crown, of which only the stump is left. Her hair hangs over her shoulders in formal 
tresses as on n n ' 27670-27672. 

Technique : Cast hollow, crown and arms being added separately; left open below ; 

soles of feet grooved. Pupils hollowed out. 
Preservation : Crown and both arms wanting; rusty green blotches on surface. 



12 CATALOGUE DU MUSEE DU CAIRE. 

27674. Isis. — Bronze; black surface. — Height o m. 1 12 mill. — Bought 

(pi. IV). 

Stands with left foot drawn back, holding out some object in left hand (corn-ears?) 
and holding up rigbt forearm with uraeus twisted round it. She wears long chiton 
and mantle, draped across waist and over left shoulder, and there is an Jsiac knot 
between her breasts. On her head is a crown of corn-ears, horns, disk and 
plumes. Her hair is waved to each side and knotted up behind and a row of formal 
tresses hangs down on her shoulders. Rectangular base. 

Technique : Cast solid. Pupils incised. 

Preservation : Right hand with uraeus broken off; top of crown slightly broken. 

Bibl. : Journal d'entree du Musee, n° 81282. 

27675. Right arm of Isis holding out Uraeus. — Bronze. — Height o m. 1 o 5 mill. , 

length o m. 10 cent. 

The arm is stretched out almost straight from the shoulder and evidently belongs to a 
statuette of the same type as n 05 27669-27673. The upper part is covered by a 
short sleeve. The head of the uraeus is erect to front and its tail is twined along her 
arm. It wears a disk. 

Technique : Cast separately from body, probably solid; there is a round stump at the 
end to fit into shoulder (cf. n° 97669). 

Preservation : Slightly coaled with green rust. 

27676. Left arm of Isis with Harpokrates. — Bronze. — Height m. o65 mill., 

length o m. 067 mill. (pi. IV). 

From a statuette like n cs 27669-27678. The arm is bent at the elbow and the forearm 
is held out at right angles to body. The hand grasps a lotus flower on which a small 
Harpokrates is sealed to front with left leg drawn in, right forefinger to mouth and 
scourge in left hand. He is naked and has smooth head with side-lock. There is 
a disk on the top of his head. 

Technique : Like n° 27675. 

Preservation : Right forefinger of Harpokrates broken off; surface slightly coated with 
green rust. 

27677. Left arm of Isis with Harpokrates. — Bronze. — Height o m. 062 mill., 

length o m. 072 mill. (pi. IV). 

Like n° 27676. Harpokrates is seated upon a lotus flower, looking towards his mother, 



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vvilh right forefinger to lips and cornucopia; in left arm. His body is enveloped in 
drapery and his curly hair i« surmounted by the pshenl. 

Technique : Same as n° 27675. 
Preservation : Rather badly oxidized. 

27678. Right arm of Isis with Uraeus. — Bronze. — Length m. 06 cent. 

The arm is bent at the elbow a little. The tail of uraeus is twisted round her wrist, 

the head is broken off. 
Technique : Cast solid; no projecting stump at inner end. 
Preservation : Head of uraeus broken off; badly oxidized. 

27679. Crown of Isis (cow's horns, disk with uraeus in front, and plumes). — 

Bronze. — Height in. oy3 mill. 

Broken from a figure like n 08 27600,-27678. Oxidized. 

27680. Harpokrates seated on lotus. — Bronze. — Height in. 063 mill. 

Probably fragment from a statuette similar to n os 27669-27673. He sits with right 
leg drawn in, right forefinger to mouth and scourge in left hand, looking slightly 
upwards to right. He is naked, has curly hair with top-knot (?) and side-lock, and 
wears a disk on his head. 

Preservation : Stalk of lotus broken off; oxidized. 

27681. Harpokrates seated on lotus. — Bronze. — Height m. 1 cent. 

His head is slightly turned to right, he holds right forefinger to mouth and carries a 
cornucopia? entwined by a uraus in his left arm. He is draped like n° 27677. He 
wears radii round his head and pshent (with crescent in front?). On the face of the 
lotus is an indistinct bust in low relief to front. 

Technique : Cast hollow. 

Preservation : Stalk of lotus broken off short; large hole in side of lotus; left hand 
with part of cornucopias and rays round head broken off; ruined by oxidization. 

27682. Seed-pod of rose-lotus. — Bronze. — Height m. 11 cent. 

Has not held a seated Harpokrates. On the face of it is a uraeus in relief, to front, 

with head erect, wearing disk. Incised sepals round the foot. 
Technique : Cast hollow. 
Preservation : Stalk broken off short; surface corroded and covered with green patina. 



14 CATALOGUE DU MUSEE DU CAIRE. 

27683. Harpokrates. — Bronze. — Height o m. o5 cent. — Bought. 

Seated, as if in his mother's arm, with right leg drawn in, looking up to his right and 
holding up his right hand. He is naked and wears the pshcnt on his head. May have 
formed part of a group of Isis suckling Harpokrates. 

Preservation : Both hands hroken off; corroded a good deal. 

Bibl. : Journal d' entree du Musee, n" 283g4. 

27684. Harpokrates. — Bronze. — Height o m. o5 cent, (pi. III). 

Represented as a naked infant sitting and holding up both hands with open palms. He 
has smooth head with side-lock and wears a disk. The figure is seated upon an 
open ring which may have been fastened on to the top of some article. 

27685. Harpokrates. — Bronze; black surface. — Height o m. 102 mill. 

. (pi- HI). 

Stands looking to his right with right leg drawn back, right forefinger to mouth, and 
coniucopue in left arm (with uraeus erect above fruit). He is naked. A bulla is 
suspended round his neck and he wears the pshenl on his head. He has curly hair 
with top-knot and plait down the middle. 

Preservation : Head of uraeus broken off; slightly oxidized. 

27686. Harpokrates. — Bronze. — Height ra. o55 mill. — re Achat Petrie^, 

Fay 011 m, 1888. 

Stands in an easy attitude with left knee advanced, and right haunch bent outwards, 
holding right forefinger to mouth. He is naked and has curly hair with knot above 
forehead. There has been a pshent or other ornament on the top of his head. Pretty 
work. 

Preservation : Left arm, right hand and lower half of right leg broken off; ruined bv 
corrosion. 

Bibi.. : Journal d'entree du Musee , n° 28365. 

27687. Harpokrates. — Bronze. — Height o m. 2 54 mill. (pi. III). 

Stands looking down to his left with left knee advanced, right haunch swayed 
outwards and right forefinger to mouth. His only garment has been a chlamys 
hanging over his left arm. He wears pshcnt. His hair is confined by a headdress 
consisting of a band round back of head and a band down middle of skull; it is 



GREEK BRONZES. 15 

tied above forehead in a top-knot and hangs down in curls from underneath 

hair-hand. 
Technique : Cast hollow; round hole in left shoulder where the arm (partly covered 

by chlamys) has been attached. Pupils rendered. 
Preservation : Left arm broken off; somewhat oxidized. 

27688. Harpokrates. — Bronze. — Height o m. 17 cent. 

Same type as n° 27687. He has curly hair surmounted by pshent. 

Technique : Same as n° 27687. The core is preserved, a light-coloured, granular com- 
position like fine sand and plaster. 

Preservation : Left arm broken off; badly oxidized, back of head being quite 
eaten away. 

Bibl. : Journal (V entree du Musee, n" 33o38. 

27689. Harpokrates with the wings of Eros. — Bronze. — Height in. io3 mill. 

— Bought, 2 5 November 1 885 (pi. III). 

Standing with left knee advanced, head slightly turned to left, right forefinger to 
mouth and cornucopia* in left arm. He is naked, has curly hair with lop-knot and 
side-lock, and wears pshent. Small rectangular base. 

Preservation : Corroded. 

Bibl. : Journal d 'entree du Musee, n" 27080. 

27690. Harpokrates-Eros. — Bronze. — Height m. 10 cent. — Bought 

(pi- in)- 

He is seated on the back of a dolphin with right leg drawn back, looking to his left, 
holding out right hand with open palm and touching lips with forefinger of left 
hand. He is naked and has curly hair with top-knot. There are wings at his 
shoulders and he wears the pshent on his head. The dolphin has its head pointed 
downwards and its tail curved to left, the tip of it being joined to the end of the 
left wing; it is flat underneath. 

Preservation : Badly oxidized. 

Bibl. : Journal d'entrce du Musee, 11° 27636. 

27691. Harpokrates with the wings of Eros. — Bronze or copper? — Height 

o m. 102 mill. (pi. Ill J. 

Standing stiffly with left leg advanced. He holds right hand to mouth and his left 



16 CATALOGUE DU MUSEE DU CAIRE. 

arm hangs by his side. He is naked, has curly hair with top-knot and side-lock, 
and wears pshent. Rectangular base on the lop of a sort of capital broken off short 
below; has apparently formed part of some utensil. Cast solid. 
Preservation : Oxidized a good deal ; both hands broken off. 

27692. Cornucopia?. — Bronze. — Height o m. 1 15 mill. — Bought. 

May have been carried by a Harpokrates like n° 2768^1. It is filled with fruits, and a 
uraeus is twined round the upper part of it, holding head erect and wearing disk. 

Preservation : Broken here and there and badly oxidized. 
Bibl. : Journal d' entree du Musee , n° 28891. 

27693. Anubis in armour. — Bronze. — Height m. 095 mill. — Sa el-Hagar 

[Sais] (pi. IV). 

Stands with left foot drawn back holding out a patera in right hand and with left hand 
raised as if grasping a spear or sceptre. He wears cuirass (straight-cut across waist 
and with three rows of fringes), chlamys, buckled on right shoulder and twisted over 
left, boots and psltcnt. Pupils marked. 

Preservation : In good condition. 

Bibl. : Journal d' entree du Musee, 11" 3 1 658 ; Arch. Aniciger, 1903, p. 1/18 and fig. h b. 

27694. Anubis in armour. — Bronze. — Height o m. 1/18 mill., breadth 

o m. o65 mill. — Huber collection (pi. IV). 

In same altitude as n° 27693, with left arm raised and patera in right hand. He wears 
breastplate, chlamys, twisted over left shoulder, and pshent. On each side of him 
is a small jackal seated to front. Pupils marked. 

Top of some utensil such as standard or sceptre. The figures are fixed upon a rectan- 
gular plate supported by a round tube in which a shaft has been inserted. 

Preservation : Left hand of Anubis and back of pshent broken off; base slightly 
twisted; tube chipped round lower end; surface covered with green patina. 

Bibl. : Journal cF entree du Musee, n" 7a55: Maspero, Guide, 1 883 . n" 5871, p. boh (n° 5873 in the 
Slip-catalogue): Arch. Anzciger, 1908, p. 1^8 and fig. h e. 

27695. Hawk-headed Horus. — Bronze. — Height o m. 077 mill. — Medinel 

Habou. 

Standing with right arm raised, as if grasping sceptre, and holding out some small 



GREEK BRONZES. 17 

object in left hand. He wears breastplate (?), drapery round waist and loose end 
of drapery thrown over left arm, wig and pshent. Small square base. Late rude 
work. 
Preservation : Slightly oxidized. 

27696. Hawk-headed Horus. — Bronze. — Height o m. 066 mill. — Medinet 

Habou (pi. IV). 

In same altitude as n° 27695. He wears breastplate, drapery over left arm, wig and 

indistinct headdress (disk?). Late rude work. 
Preservation : Slightly oxidized. 

27697. Seated male figure. — Bronze. — Height 01. 1 6 5 mill. — Medinet 

Habou; found in a crypt below the temple (pi. IV). 

Seated upon a throne with foot-rest and round moulding along top of back. He holds 
out a patera in his right hand and lays his left against front of bodv. He wears 
drapery as shown (chiton and himation?) with a fold down the front. His head is 
encircled by a diadem with a row of rosettes above forehead and a broad stripe 
hanging down behind. He has short hair and a short beard. Late rude work. 

Technique : Cast hollow; right arm may perhaps have been made separately; remains 

of core inside. 
Inscription on left side of throne : 

rfN^*AN 

Preservation : Badly oxidized; right side of throne has entirely disappeared, there is a 
large hole in right elbow, and in other places also the surface is much injured; 
part of patera broken off. 

Bibl. : Journal d'entree du Musee, n° 3 1629. 

27698. Pair of seated figures. — Bronze. — Height m. 0^6 mill., breadth 

o m. ok cent. — Medinet Habou (pi. IV). 

Bearded male figure and female figure seated together side by side , she on his right. 
They each bold up the right arm as if to grasp sceptre. Both are draped. Very rude 
work. 

Technique : Cast solid, but quite thin, with flat back. 

Calal. du Musee, n° 27631. 3 



18 CATALOGUE DU MUSEE DU GAIRE. 

27699. Pair of seated figures. — Bronze. — Height o m. o^B mill., breadth 

o m. o4 cent. — Medinet Habou. 

Same as n° Q'y 6y8 ; slightly more detail on drapery. 
Preservation : Somewhat worn or corroded. 

27700. Omphale(?). — Bronze. — Height o m. 026 mill. (pi. II). 

Silling naked with legs wide apart in the attitude of the so-called Baubo. She looks to 
her right and swings a club over her left shoulder. Her hair is knotted on the top 
of her head. 

Preservation : Plight hand broken off; rather badly oxidized. 

27701. Lar. — Bronze. — Height o m. 080 mill. 

On tip-toe with left leg drawn back, holding patera in left hand; his right is raised 
and probably held a rhyton. He wears boots and short tunic, girdled round the 
waist and blown out on each side. He is beardless and his face is framed by curly 
locks. 

Preservation : Right hand and left leg broken off; badly oxidized. 

27702. Lar. — Bronze with smooth green patina (not Egyptian in appearance). 

— Height m. 1 7 cent. — Bought. 

Standing with right foot drawn back, holding out right hand and holding up left; the 
objects in them have disappeared. He wears a short tunic girdled round waist by a 
mantle or sash, the fringed ends of which are blown out to each side; there are two 
narrow silvered stripes clown front and back of tunic (clavus angnstus); his feet 
are in sandals; and he wears a wreath tied behind by a ribbon the ends of which 
hang over his shoulders. He is beardless and has curly hair. Round thin base with 
rough surface (representing grass?). 

Technique : Cast hollow; opening at lower end of drapery. Pupils incised. 

Preservation : In fairly good condition; drapery slightly chipped on left side. 

Bibl. : Journal d'entree duMusee, n° 99796; Arch. Antciger, igo3, p. 1 5 1 and fig - . 5 d "-die 
gerauhle Basis vielleiclit modernn : seems to me of the same age as the rest of the work. 

27703. Upper part of composite deity. — Bronze. — Height o m. \h cent. 

(pi. IV). 

Apparently an armed female figure, holding a double-bladed battle-axe against left 



GREEK BRONZES. 19 

shoulder and holding out some object (pouch?) in her right hand. A serpent is 
twisted round her right arm and another round the handle of the axe. She 
wears a breastplate, hut this does not extend over left shoulder, which is covered 
by a chiton : the line of division runs from right shoulder to below left breast. Her 
head is encircled by a stephane with horns disk and plumes in front; her hair is 
parted in the middle and hangs loose behind; and on each side of her neck 
there is an ornamental arrangement (wreath?). 

Technique : Cast hollow; the lower part of the work has been made separately; pupils 

marked. 
Preservation : Object in right hand broken away; badly broken about bosom; 

oxidized. 

27704. Pygmy. — Bronze. — Height o m. 0A2 mill. (pi. VI). 

Standing with legs astraddle, looking down to his left. He holds a crane by the neck 
with his left hand and heaves up a club over his right shoulder to dispatch it. He 
wears a chlamys buckled on his right shoulder, loose girdle (?), and conical cap. 
He is bearded and has a long phallos. 

Ends below in an ornament of this form jY( "p which a hole is pierced. Handle of 

some small utensil. 

Preservation : Broken below; badly corroded. 

BiBi.. : Journal d'entree du Music, n" 28^196. 

27705. Pygmy (1) . — Bronze. — Height o m. 067 mill. (pi. V). 

Standing in a kind of pillory. There is a hoard on his shoulders through which his 
head and hands are fastened, and a placard with incised lines hangs on his breast. 
He has short straddling legs and large phallos and is naked. 

There has been a suspension-ring on the top of his head. Probably a balance-weight. 

Preservation : Ring broken; surface messy. 

Rirl.: Arch. Anzeiger, 1900, p. 169 and fig. h h. 

27706. Pygmy. — Bronze. — Height o m. 069 mill. 

Standing with head turned to his left. He is naked and has the usual short legs and 
large phallos. There has been some object on the top of his head, perhaps the 
suspension-ring of a balance-weight. 

(l ' Cf. Babelon el Blanchet, Bronzes de la Dibliotheque Nalionale, p. 218, n° 5io. 



20 CATALOGUE DU MUSEE DU GAIRE. 

Technique : Hollow-cast bronze, filled with lead? 

Preservation : Both arms, left side of chest and object on head broken off; badly 
oxidized. 

Bibl. : Arch. Anzeigcr, 1903, p. i4g. 

27707. Deformed beggar. — Copper, or almost entirely so. — Height 

o m. oy5 mill. — Bought, February 1889 (pi. V). 

A naked hump-backed figure, looking up to his left with parted lips and holding up 
his left hand. He has smooth head with side-lock, beardless face, very thin limbs 
and long phallos. Has probably been standing with knees bent forward. 

Technique : Cast solid. 

Preservation : Right arm, left hand and lower part of both legs broken off, worn a 
good deal. 

Bibl.: Arch. Anzeiger, 1903, p. 169 and fig. h n. 

27708. Grseco-Egyptian figure. — Bronze. — Height o m. 1 3 5 mill. 



Male figure standing with left foot drawn back and head slightly 
turned to his left. He holds up right hand as if grasping 
sceptre (no hole for attachment); his left forearm is held 
straight out and the hand holds an indistinct object (roll?). 
He wears chiton, himation (with tassel at lower corner) draped 
over left shoulder, across waist, and over left elbow; sandals 
of ordinary Roman type with sides. His head is covered by a 
close-fitting cap (or close-cut hair) surmounted by disk. Beard- 
less face with impressed dots on pupils. Genuineness questioned. 

Preservation : Right foot broken off; some green mould on 
surface. 




27709. Grotesque figure. — Bronze. — Height o m. i 5 5 mill. (pi. V). 

He sits looking up to his right with right foot over left. His right arm has apparently 
been raised; his left is bent at the elbow and held close against his side. The upper 
part of his body is draped and he wears a headdress like a helmet. There are shoes 
on his feet. His face is of a grotesque type and his legs are absurdly small for his body. 

The figure is intended to be fastened on to some object with a flat horizontal surface. It 
ends below in a flat ring with a projection behind through which a nail-hole is pierced. 

Technique : Cast hollow and left open below. 

Preservation : Right arm and left hand broken olF; rather badly oxidized, especially at 
back of head. 



GREEK BRONZES. 21 

27710. Comic figure. — Bronze. — Height o m. 077 mill. (pi. V). 

Stooping forward in a furtive manner, right knee in advance of left, with right hand 
held out palm downwards, and left arm douhled against his side. He wears short 
drapery (tunic and cloak?)and conical cap, and is beardless. 

Technique : Solid; marks of cutting round the open space between legs (probably done 
on the model). Drapery not rendered behind; pupils marked. 

Preservation : Somewhat oxidized. 

27711. Head of negro. — Bronze. — Height m. 069 mill. — Edfbu (pi. V). 

Plump face and short curly hair. Cast hollow and left open below. May have been fixed 

on to the top of some article. 
Preservation : Very badly oxidized. 
Bibl. : Journal (V entree du Musee, n° 2589G; Arch. Anzelger, 1908, p. i4G and llg. h I. 

27712. Group of two wrestlers. — Bronze. — Height o in. 120 mill. — 

Bought (pi. V). 

A. has fastened himself on to B.'s back and twisted his left leg round B.'s waist and his 
right foot under B.'s right thigh. B.'s face is upturned to his left; he grasps A.'s 
left leg with his right hand and tries to throw him off. Both are naked. B. is 
beardless and has apparently a tuft on the back of his head. 

Technique : B.'s left arm and A.'s body have apparently been cast separately. 

Preservation : Upper half of A., left arm and both feel of B. broken oil"; ruined by 
corrosion. 

Bibl. '.Journal d' entree du Musee, i\° 27690; Arch. Anzeiger, 1903, p. i5o and tig. h e. 

27713. Warrior. — Bronze. — Height m. 1 1 cent. (pi. V). 

Advancing to spectator's right with left knee forward, shield on left arm and short 
sword in right hand. He wears helmet with rosette-shaped crest and paragnathides , 
short girdled drapery and boots or sandals. His face is beardless. Pupils marked. 

Hollow behind, as if for attachment against a flat surface. 

Preservation : Somewhat oxidized 

Bibl.: Arch. Anzeiger, 1901, p. 206, fig. 9. 

27714. Actor as a Seilenos. — Bronze. — Height o m. 07 cent. (pi. V). 

Singing and clashing together a pair of cymbals. He stands stooping forward with knees 
bent and looks up over his left shoulder. He wears a close-fitting, long-sleeved 






22 CATALOGUE DU MUSEE DU CAIRE. 

tunic with hairy surface and Irowsers of the same material ; a scarf or mantle is twisted 
round his waist like a girdle and fastened over his left shoulder; and his head is 
encircled hy an ivy-wreath. The face is of the usual type, with bald forehead, snub 
nose and beard. 

Technique : Cast hollow; mouth left open; pupils marked. 

Preservation : Feet wanting; oxidized. 

Bibl.: Arch. Air.eiger, 1908, p. i5o and fig. h 0. 

27715. Boy playing syrinx. — Bronze. — Height o ni. 09 cent. — Zagazig 

( P i. ni). 

He sits with left leg cocked up and head slightly turned to his right, applying syrinx 
to his mouth with both hands. He wears a chlamys blown by the wind, one end 
being twisted round left shoulder and the other caught between his thighs. Indistinct 
columnar support below left leg; round thin base. 

Preservation : Ruined by corrosion. 

Bibl. : Maspero, Slip-catalogue , n" 5869. 

27716. Boy. — Bronze. — Height o m. 09 cent. (pi. III). 

Sealed with right leg tucked under left. His right hand is raised and his left lowered, 
the palms being open, and he looks up with open mouth as if crying. A garment is 
fastened round his loins and covers his legs. There is a ring of curls round his head 
and a projection on the crown (tuft of hair?). He is seated on a small rectangular 
frame, open in the middle, which may have been fastened on to some other object. 

Technique : Cast hollow; open below and opening through mouth. 

Preservation : Ruined by corrosion ; two holes behind. 

27717. Boy. — Bronze. — Height o m. 092 mill. 

Standing with right leg drawn back. Naked and curly-haired. Pupils marked. 
Preservation : Both arms and lower half of left leg broken off; ruined by corrosion. 

27718. Boy. — Bronze. — Height in. 10 cent. — crMagasin (Dutilh). 

2 3 Fevrier 189977 (pi. V). 

Steps forward, right leg advanced, holding a large ring in his right hand and looking 

up to his right. Naked and curly-haired. Pupils marked. 
Preservation : Left hand broken off; corroded a good deal ; rusty green surface. 

Bibl. : Journal d 'entree ttu Musee , n° 08089; Arch. Anzeiger, 1901, p. 206, fig. 9. 



GREEK BRONZES. 23 

27719. Right forearm of female figure. — Bronze. — Length o'm. 12 cent. 

(pi. V). 

Perhaps of Aphrodite shielding hosom. The arm is hent at the elbow, the hand is 
curved inwards and the fingers are spread out. Plump hand with tapering fingers. 

Technique : Made separalely from rest of figure; cast hollow; slight neck for insertion 
in upper part of arm. 

Preservation : Slightly oxidized. 

27720. Left forearm. — Bronze. — Length o m. 067 mill. , height o m. 1 o cent. 

The end of a mantle is twisted round it and hangs down. The hand has held some 

attribute. 
Technique : Made separately from rest of figure; cast solid; end has been inserted in elbow. 
Preservation : Fingers broken; somewhat oxidized. 

27721. Right leg from above knee. — Bronze; has had bright yellowish surface. 

— Height m. 1 h cent. — Abydos, December 1 85c) (pi. V). 

Wears buskin laced in front. 

Technique : Made separalely from rest of body; cast hollow and left open at both ends; 

the foot has been fastened on to a plinth. 
Preservation : Somewhat oxidized. 

fiiBL. : Journal d'entree du Musee, 11° 6169; Maspero, Slip-catnlogue , n" 585a. 

27722. Left foot. — Bronze. — Length m. 093 mill. 

lias been stretched forward. Wears sandal with thong along lop of foot, ihong across 
inner end of toes, and vertical thongs round heel. 

Technique : Cast hollow; solid underneath. 

Preservation : Broken round ankle; oxidized. 

LSibl. : Maspero, Guide, i883, a° 58oi, p. 3cjC. 

27723. Female Panther. — Bronze. — Height m. o48 mill., length 

m. 07b mill. — Bought, December 1888 (pi. VI). 

With left foreleg in air looking down to left. Her tail is twisted round right hindleg. 
Technique : Cast hollow and left open underneath. 
Preservation : Corroded inside; green patina outside. 

Bibl. : Journal d' entree du Musee, u° 28643. 



24 CATALOGUE DU MUSEE DU GAIRE. 

27724. Panther (?). — Bronze. — Height o m. o54 mill., length o m. o53 mill. 

— Bought, i3 November i885 (pi. VI). 

Crouched on hindlegs looking straight up and holding up left foreleg. Its tail is 

between its legs, switched round right flank. Cast solid. 
Preservation : Left forepaw broken off; much corroded. 

Bibl. : Journal d' entree du Musee, n° 27082. 

27725. Dog. — Bronze. — Height o m. 061 mill., length o m. o5 cent. — 

Bought, i3 November 1 885. 

Stands looking up with left foreleg in air; thick muzzle and short tail. Cast solid. 
Preservation : Left forepaw broken off; much corroded. 

Bibl. : Journal d 'entree du Musee, n" 27029. 

27726. Dog. — Bronze. — Height o m. 067 mill., length m. o65 mill. — 

Abousir (pi. VI). 

Stands looking up with head turned slightly to left. Cast solid. 
Preservation : Covered with bright green patina. 

Bibl. : Journal d' entree du Musee, n° 29152. 

27727. Dog. — Bronze. — Height o m. 3i cent., length o m. 09 cent. 

(pi. VI). 

Coursing with legs outstretched and mouth open. He wears a collar. 
Cast solid with hole up rump; has apparently served as a handle. 
Preservation : Tail and left ear broken off short; oxidized. 

27728. Dog(?). — Bronze. — Height o m. 025 mill., length m. 079 mill. 

— Thebes. 

Standing with head stretched forward. Thin base. Cast solid. 
Preservation : Very much corroded. 

Bibl. : Journal d 'entree du Musee, n° 2 663o. 

27729. Stag. — Bronze. — Height m. o55 mill. (pi. VI). 

Bounding forward with head slightly turned to left. Cast solid. 
Preservation : Badly corroded; left antler and right hind-hoof gone. 



GREEK BRONZES. 25 

27730. Horse. — Bronze. — Height o m. o63 mill., length o in. o65 mill. 

(pi. VI). 

Bounding forward with head up, mouth open and tail flying. Cast solid. 
Preservation : Right hind-hoof broken off; somewhat oxidized. 

27731. Horse (l) . — Bronze. — Length o m. 16 cent. (pi. VI). 

(Galloping, with head slightly turned to left and open moulh. He is bridled and wears 
belly-band and collar fastened together below mane. Short but loose-flowing mane 
Part of a chariot-group; has formed a pair with n" 37732. 

Preservation : Tail, both hind-legs and left fore-hoof broken off; badly oxidized and 
incrusted. 

27732. Horse. — Bronze. — Length o m. 1 9 cent. 

Same as n° 27731 except that his head is slightly turned to right. 

Preservation : In even worse condition than n° 37781; legs and tail broken off short. 

27733. Eagle. — Bronze. — Height m. o45 mill. 

Stands in half-profile to spectator's left with wings spread and head turned back. Plain 

flat back. 
Preservation : Badly oxidized. 

27734. Eagle. — Bronze; green patina. — Height o m. o33 mill. (pi. VI). 

Slands to front with wings outspread, looking over his left shoulder. Back plain; tail 

however, is rendered. Suspension-hole through each vung. 
Preservation : Top of right wing broken. 

27735. Eagle and ape. — Bronze. — Height m. o48 mill., breadth 

o m. o52 mill. (pi. VI). 

The eagle stands to front with wings outspread and head turned to his right. Against 
his back is a small ape in high relief, standing to front and holding an indistinct 
object in each hand; he wears drapery and disk. The rest of the back is plain and flat. 

<■' Cf. Leeuans, Kgyptische Monumenten, vol. I, pi. XXIII, 11° 275. 

Calal. da Musce, 11° 27681. U 



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CATALOGUE DU MUSEE DU CAIRE. 



27736. Lion. — Bronze. — Height o m. 020 mill., length m. ok cent. 
( P l. VI). 

Lying with head erect, moulh open and lail round right (lank. 

Cast solid. Has been riveted on to a thin base. The face is stippled; the forelegs are 

covered with small impressed circles; and the pupils are marked. Coptic style. 
Preservation : Base broken away except small fragment. 



27737. Lion in relief. — Bronze, 
o m. o3 1 mill. 



— Length m. 062 mill., breadth 



Upon a small thick plaque. He walks to right with head turned to front and tail 
switched round right hindleg. Small base below his feet with impressed pattern of 
wavy line and dots. 

Preservation : Somewhat worn. 

Bibl. : Maspero, Slip-catalogue, a" 586 1 . Perhaps also Journal, n° ayoo3; if so, bought 3.11.85. 

27738. Bull Apis in relief. — Bronze. — Length o m. o58 mill., breadth 

o m. 0/19 mill. (pl. VI). 

In low relief upon a thin roctangular plaque representing an 33dicula; two notched 
bands along top and similar band down each side. He stands to right with head to 
front before a small flaming altar. There has been a disk on his head and there is 
an object like a festoon above his back. 

Preservation : Disk broken off; worn and dirty. 

27739. Vase in the form of a bust of Herakles. — Bronze. — Height 

o m. \k cent., breadth o m. 1 35 mill. (pl. VII). 

Beardless and short-haired, with head half turned to his left. He wears a lion's skin 
drawn over back of head and knotted below throat, the corners projecting above 
forehead like two small wings. The pupils are pierced right through. 

There is a round lid on top of head, moving on a hinge, and a suspension-ring on 
each side. The bottom of the vase has been attached separately. 

Preservation : The bottom has come off; one suspension-ring broken off and the other 
nearly worn through; hinge of lid broken; worn through in several places and 
rather badly oxidized. 



27740. Vase in form of bust of Hermes. — Bronze, 
(pl. VII). 



Height o m. 10U mill. 



Looking down to his right. He wears chlamys buckled on right shoulder, wings on 



GREEK BRONZES. 27 

temples, feather above forehead and band round back of head. He has slight 
whiskers and short curly hair represented by round studs. Pupils marked. Same 
type of vase as n° 27730,. 
Preservation : Bottom, lid and left suspension-ring broken off; corroded and cracked. 

27741. Vase in form of bust of youthful Dionysos. — Bronze. — Height 

o m. 1 1 5 mill. (pi. VII). 

Looking to his left. He wears an animal's skin fastened over left shoulder; he has 
long hair knotted together behind with two loose tresses hanging over each 
shoulder; his head is encircled bv a vine- wreath and there is a band across his 
forehead with impressed spray-pattern. Pupils marked. Same type of vase as 
n° 277/10. 

Preservation : Bottom loose; lid wanting; left suspension-ring broken off and replaced 
(apparently in ancient times) by a thinner ring soldered on; right suspension-ring 
worn through; oxidized and worn. 

27742. Vase in form of naked male bust. — Bronze. — Height o m. 11 cent. 

(pi. VII). 

His head is turned to his left. Both face and head are hairless. He has a very high 

forehead and thick nose. Same type of vase as n° 27760. 
Preservation : Rings broken off; much corroded. 

27743. Vase in form of female head. — Bronze. — Height m. 10 cent. — 

Kantarah (fouilles de Petrie) (pi. VII). 

Small jug with trefoil mouth, handle and ilal base. The head is that of a young 
woman with hair waved to each side and rolled up behind; there is a short loose 
lock beside each ear and another above forehead. The neck of the vase rises from 
the top of her head. 

Technique : Eyes inlaid in dark purple glass. 

Preservation : Badly oxidized; handle gone and part of left side of head worn away; 
filled with piaster. 

Bibl. : Journal d'enlreedu Musee, n" 27867; Arch. Anzeiger, 1903, p. 1 AG , and fig. 3/. 

27744. Jug. — Bronze. — Height with handle o m. 225 mill., height without 

handle m. 175 mill., diam. o m. 1 55 mill. — Edfou (pi. VIII). 

For shape see pi. VIII; circular mouth with turned-over rim; base is slightly hollow 




28 CATALOGUE DU MUSEE DU CAIRE. 

underneath and has several concentric circles impressed on it; high curving handle, 
rectangular in section, with two impressed lines down hack and 
one down each side; lower end of handle as sketched, with 
floral pattern engraved upon it. 

Technique : Cast; remains of solder at junction of handle. 
Preservation : Oxidized; handle broken off hut intact. 
Bibi.. : Journal d'enlrce du Music, n° 3o632. 



27745. Jug. — Bronze. — Height o m. 335 mill., diam. o m. 16 cent, 
(pi. VIII). 

Round-bottomed, pear-shaped vessel with long recurved neck; spreading spout, 
somewhat Hat, with depression down the middle (continued down front of neck), 
pinched-in sides and two impressed lines round front. The handle is peculiar; the 
upper half is hexagonal in section, the lower half has chevron moulding; it ends 
above in a male head with long beard which partly covers the mouth of the vase; 
below it ends in a female head with short curled -over wings (?); behind the male 
head is a circular thumb-rest with groove round the back. The male head may 
possibly be a reminiscence of Seilenos or Dionysos, the female of Medousa. Late, 
wooden style. 

Technique : Handle soldered on. 

Preservation : Oxidized and incrusted with dirt. 

Bibl. : Gavet, L'Arl Copte, p. 60 (rrBuire de bronze, figure gnostiquei); Arch. Anzeiger, 1903, 
p. 1/16 and figure 3 a. 



27746. Patera. — Bronze, golden brown surface. — Height o m. o5 cent., 
diam. o m. 228 mill. (pi. VIII). 

For shape see illustration. In the middle of inside is a boss surrounded by mouldings; 
projecting rim; ring-foot, within which are concentric circles in relief. Handle is 
ribbed along each side and ends in ram's head; its inner end has originally been 

like that of n° 977/17. There is an engraved pattern Xy-vNNX round outside a 

little below rim. 

Technique : Cast; handle cast hollow and soldered on; ram's eyes hollowed out (for 
inlay?). 

Preservation : Inner end of handle broken; somewhat oxidized. 

Bibl. : Journal d 'entree du M usee , n° 30626; Arch. Anzeiger, 1903, p. 1 46 and fig. 3 h. 



GREEK BRONZES. 29 

27747. Handle of patera. — Bronze. — Length o m. 1 83 mill. (pi. VIII). 

Like that of n° 2 7 7/1 6. Inner end shaped as shown and ornamented with tendrils in relief. 
Technique : Cast hollow; has been soldered on to side of patera. 
Preservation : Rather badly oxidized. 

27748. Handle of patera. — Bronze. — Length o m. 1 5 cent. 

Like n° 277/17; is ribbed along the sides and ends in ram's head; remains of tendril 

pattern in relief on inner end. 
Technique : Like n° 9 77^7- 
Preservation : Inner end broken; oxidized. 

27749. Two figures of Isis (handle of a lid?). — Bronze. — Height m. o4 cent., 

breadth o m. o33 mill. — Bought (pi. IX). 

They sland side by side, a little apart, with right foot drawn back, right hands clasped 
and heads slightly turned towards each other. In their left hands they hold corn- 
ears (?). They wear mantle and chiton with Isiac knot on bosom. Their hair hangs 
down in tresses and there have been originally crowns on their heads, the only 
remains of which are two projections on the head of the figure to spectators right 
(corn-ears?). Rectangular base, which may have been fastened on to the lop of a lid. 

Technique : Cast solid. 

Preservation : Crowns broken off; right arm of figure to spectator's right broken at 
elbow and at wrist; rusty green patina. 

Ribl. : Journal d'entree du Musee, n" 286&1. 

27750. Lower end of vase-handle with relief. — Bronze. — Height in. 08 c., 

breadth o m. 061 mill. (pi. IX). 

The relief consists of the bust of a young Satyr leaning forward and looking to his 
right. He holds a rhyton in his left arm and wears a skin fastened over right 
shoulder and under left arm. Enclosed by circular frame (with indistinct pattern) 
ending below in a palmette. 

Technique : Hollow behind; right arm has apparently been attached separately. 
Preservation : Right arm wanting; much worn and damaged. 

27751. Vase-handle. — Bronze. — Height om. 06 5 mill., breadth m. o65 mill. 

(pi. IX). 

Consists of mask of Pan to front, surmounted by ornamental ring as shown. The 



30 CATALOGUE DU MUSEE DU CAIRE. 

head of Pan has been fastened against the side of the vase, the ring standing up 
free. 

Preservation : Slightly oxidized. 

27752. Vase-handle. — Bronze. — Height o m. 07 cent. . breadth m. o65 mill. 

(pi. IX). 

Vertical handle with a curving horizontal piece which has been fastened round rim 
and which is composed of two volutes and two birds' bills. Thumb-rest and 
ornamentation down back of handle as shown. 

Preservation : Tips of bills broken off; lower end of handle broken off; slighllv 
oxidized. 

27753. Handle of vase. — Bronze. — Height o m. 1 65 mill. — Bought 

(pi. IX). 

Vertical handle in the form of a young naked Satyr standing with left leg drawn back 
looking down to his right; he holds indistinct object in right hand and raises left 
arm over his head. To the back of his neck is attached a Hat horizontal piece, 
composed of volutes and birds' bills, curved so as to fit into the rim of the vase. 
Below bis feet is a small bracket. Traces of a flat projection starling from inner edge 
of the horizontal piece. 

Preservation : Ruined by corrosion. 

Birl. : Journal d'enlrce du Music, n° 291 48. 

27754. Small amphora with figures in relief. — Bronze. — Height o in. 12c, 

diam. m. 06 cent. (pi. VIII). 

Has a long narrow neck with spreading rim. The handles are in the form of lions 
standing on their hindlegs with forelegs resting against the neck of the amphora 
and open mouths. There is a collar round neck connecting the handles. Round the 
body of the vase are four figures, in relief to front. With one exception a hole is 
pierced though their mouths which thus appear to be wide open, and another hole 
through the top of their heads. Perhaps, as the open mouths suggest, they may 
represent theatrical types. The figure on the left in the illustration may be meant for 
a goat-legged Pan, bearded, with left leg drawn up as if dancing and holding an 
indistinct object in left hand. Next on the right stands a beardless male personage 
holding out right hand and carrying a vessel hanging from his left arm (?); 
he wears a himation round legs and left arm. To right again is a beardless male 
figure wearing short tunic or breastplate; he carries a long object with bent end 
in his right hand and holds up a round object in his left (?)• The last figure is 



GREEK BRONZES. 31 

female; she- stands with right leg drawn up (dancing?) holding up a round ohject 
in right hand and holding up left hand also; she wears a long garment, apparently 
with sleeves; her mouth is wide open but has not a hole pierced through it. Late, 
crude style. 

Technique : Base has been attached separately; details touched up after casting. 

Preservation : Base wanting; rim notched; covered for most part with green patina. 

27755. Pot with lid (1) . — Bronze. — Height (including' lid) o m. 190 mill., 

diam. m. 98 cent. — Edfou (pi. VIII). 

Shape as shown; the bottom is not flattened. It has two rectangular ear-handles, a 
small neck to hold on lid and a lid with flat lop and small rectangular handle in 
the middle. The handles are rectangular in section with bevelled edges. Impressed 
concentric circles on top of lid. 

Technique : Cast(?). Handle of lid nailed on, the others soldered. 

Preservation : Oxidized; remains of bright burnished surface inside and marks of 
burning on base. 

BiBi.. : Journal d' entree du Music, n" 3oG33. 

27756. Strainer. — Bronze. — Height m. 09 5 mill., diam. o in. io5 mill. 

— Bought. 

Shallow round-bottomed bowl; Hat rim projecting inwards, with slight moulding round 
outside edge; flat handle, ending in volutes where it joins rim. The holes in the 
bottom of the bowl are in the form of a rosette with curving petals, surrounded by 
three circles. 

Preservation : Handle broken off short; badly oxidized; two small holes in bowl. 
Bibl. : Journal d' entree du Musce , 11° 3oo53. 

27757. Four-legged vase ( ' 2) . — Bronze. — Height m. 10 cent., diam. 

m. i3 cent. — Mit-Rahineh (pi. VIII). 

Circular vessel with four legs and flat-topped, slightly projecting rim; there is a 
groove round the outside of rim and a raised ring round the upper part of body. 
The legs are in the form of the protome of a lion and the protome of a bull 
alternately; the lion is modelled after the Egyptian type; the bull has lowered 
head, inward-curving horns and dewlap with impressed markings; their legs end 



(l > Obtained at same time as n° 2776/1. 
' 2 ' An incense-burner according to Notice. 



3-2 CATALOGUE DU MUSEE DU CAIRE. 

in projections for insertion in a base. Between each pair of legs, in relief against 
the side of the vessel, is the mask of an animal with open jaws, short beard, pointed 
ears and projection above forehead (wolf?). 

Technique : Cast in one piece. 

Preservation : Badly oxidized; feel a little broken. 

Bibi.. : Journal d'entree du Musee, n° 2C)o55; Notice, 1892-1897, 11* 089. 

27758. Large handle (of a lamp?). — Bronze. — Height o in. 1 65 mill. (pi. IX). 

In the form of a branch with one end twisted into a ring, to which is attached a large 

quatrefoil with thin, naturalislically curving leaves (l) . 
Technique : Probably cast in one piece. 
Pheservation : Badly oxidized. 

27759. Large lamp with two spouts. — Bronze. — Height (with handle) 

o in. 266 mill., height without handle o m. o65 mill., diam. of bowl 
o m. i 3 5 mill., lenglh of spout o m. i3 cent. (pi. XI). 

Circular bowl, standing on ring-foot; Hat top with slightly concave centre-piece and 
oil-hole in the middle; concentric circles on top and base, partly in relief, partly 
impressed; two large spouts with large round wick-holes and volute mouldings 
along the sides; reflector-handle in the form of a large akanlhos leaf with a vertical 
ring behind; the top of the leaf is bent forward and out of it emerges a panther's 
head with open jaws and protruding tongue. Inscription in large letters behind lop 
of handle (cast, not incised on the bronze) : 



KAAVA 

IANOY 



Technique : The handle ends below in a triangular tail-piece (in relief against the 
back of the bowl); this tail-piece has been cast in one piece with the bowl, 
projecting above the rim; the rest of the handle has been cast separately and 
soldered against the projecting part of the tail-piece; centre-piece on top of bowl 
has also been soldered on. Small circular sinking on lower end of handle. 



W Possibly there was an animal's head in llie centre of the quatrefoil; the surface looks as if something had 
been broken off here. 



GREEK BRONZES. 33 

Preservation : Handle broken off; oxidized and covered with rusty green patina; one 
spout badly injured and one or two akanlbos spikes broken. 

Bibl. : Notice, 1892-1897, n" 338. 

27760. Large lamp with two spouts. — Bronze. — Height of bowl m. 076 mill., 

diam. of bowl m. 1 3 5 mill., length of spout m. i3 cent., height 
of handle o m. 2 35 mill. (pi. XI). 

Shape and ornamentation like n° 27759; more detail on surface of leaf; oil-holes not 

so large and well-rounded. 
Technique : Handle cast separately with tail-piece which has been fastened against 

back of bowl; hole in back of bowl with a smaller hole by its side, where handle 

has been fastened on. 

Preservation : Handle has come off; oxidized and covered with green patina. 
Bibl. : Notice, 1892-1897, n°339; Arch. Anzeiger, 1903, p. 1 45 and fig. 1 a-a. 

27761. Lamp with two spouts. — Bronze. — Height o m. oh 3 mill., length 

m. 10 cent. (pi. XI). 

Flat top with raised border round about. Ends of spouts semi-hexagonal. The handle 
is in the form of a leaf, the fibres of which are represented by lines and dots; 
small knob at top of handle and another at root. 

Technique : Cast in one piece. 

Preservation : Badly oxidized, middle of base, part of top and part of side between 
spouts being eaten away; rusty green patina. 

27762. Large lamp with two spouts. — Bronze. — Height o m. o65 mill., 

length m. 1 o, cent. 

Same shape as n" 27761. Slight mouldings round top; open-work oil-hole; wick-holes 
in the form of round-topped fan-shaped leaves, an impressed line in the direction 
of oil-hole representing the stalk; impressed circles round base. 

Technique : Hole behind, with a second small hole by its side, where handle has been 
attached; foot seems to have been made separately. 

Preservation : Handle and foot wanting; much oxidized, lower part of one spout being 
eaten away, and covered with rusty green patina. 

27763. Large lamp with two spouts. — Bronze. — Height o m. 08 cent., 

length m. 2 3 cent. 

Similar in shape to n° 27762 except that the spouts have rounded ends; spreading foot 

Catal. du Musee, n° 27631. 5 



U CATALOGUE DU MUSEE DU CAIRE. 

with concentric circles in relief on the inside; slight moulding round top; trefoil 

oil-hole; wick-holes like those of n° 27769. All that remains of handle is a 

rectangular tail-piece with a small ring behind. 
Technique : Handle and hase made separately? 
Preservation : Handle broken off; badly oxidized and covered with rusty green patina; 

base and end of handle coated with plaster. 

27764. Lamp with two spouts. — Bronze. — Height m. 09 cent., length 

o m. o55 mill. 

Round, flat-topped bowl; slight foot; debased volutes along spouts; ring-handle 

behind. 
Preservation : Ring-handle broken; rusty green patina. 

27765. Lamp. — Bronze. — Height o m. 108 mill., length m. 93 cent. 

(pi. XI). 

Round bowl; slightly concave top with circular mouldings; ring-foot with circular 
mouldings inside; long spout with volutes along the sides; vertical ring-handle 
behind, surmounted by a triangular plaque or reflector; support between top of 
plaque and back of ring. 

Inscription incised on one side, see below. On the other side are some indistinct marks. 

ICffAYXWOCTHCCYN 



Teciinique : Cast in one piece. 

Preservation : Incrusted with dirt and burnt matter; slightly oxidized 

Bibl. : Perhaps Journal d'entree du Musk, n° 26666 : if so, it came from Thebes together with 
n°' 27766 and 27768. 

27766. Lamp. — Bronze. — Height o m. o3-3 mill., length m. o85 mill. — 
Thebes. 

Round bowl with ring-foot and almost flat top; concentric circles on top and base 

(impressed); long spout with volutes along the sides. 
Technique : Remains of rivet and of soldering where handle has been fastened on. 
Preservation : Handle broken off; oxidized and dirty. 

Bibl. : Journal d'entree du Musee, n° 26667. 



GREEK BRONZES. 35 

27767. Lamp. — Bronze. — Height o m. 025 mill., length o m. io3 mill. 

(pi. XI) 

Circular bowl with sharply curved shoulder; concave top with four small oil-holes; 
flat base; large spout with volutes along the sides. Impressed ornamentation : 

concentric circles on top and base, cgfH^ along top of spout, dots and notches 
round front of spout. Triangular hole behind where handle was fastened on. 
Preservation : Handle broken off; small hole in lop; oxidized and dirty. 

27768. Lamp. — Bronze. — Height o m. o3a mill., length o m. l i5 mill. — 

Thebes (pi. XI). 

Round bowl; ring-foot; flat top with circular mouldings and impressed concentric 

circles; long spout with volutes along the sides and almost square-cut nozzle. 
Technique : Hole behind where handle has been fastened on. 
Preservation : Incrusted with oxidized matter; handle broken off. 

Bibl. : Journal d'entrce du Muscc, n" 26A67. 

27769. Lamp. — Bronze. — Height o in. oh cent., length o m. 1 3 5 mill. 

(pi. XI). 

Round bowl; ring-fool; flat lop with large oil-hole and raised ring round the edge; 
spout with volutes along the sides; horizontal handle behind. A small mouse or rat 
is crouched on top of spout, looking into wick-hole, and on each side of bowl is a 
Pan-mask in relief, wearing wreath. 

Preservation : Handle broken; badly oxidized. 
Bibl. : Maspero, Slip-catalogue , 11° 5917. 

27770. Lamp. — Bronze. — Height m. oh cent., length o m. io5 mill. 

Globular body; ring-foot, with stud in centre of base; oil-hole is surrounded by a 
raised rim and has had a hinged lid (now broken off); flat-topped spout with 
slanting nozzle and volutes at inner end; handle consists of vertical ring (in the 
form of two rings side by side, with small projection behind), surmounted by an 
ivy-leaf; small projection on one side of body (survival of suspension-handle, but 
unpierced). 

Preservation : Lid wanting and hinge-rings broken; oxidized, part of spout being 
eaten away. 

5. 



36 CATALOGUE DU MUSEE DU CAIRE. 

27771. Lamp. — Bronze. — Height o m. o58 mill., length o m. 170 mill. 

(pi. XI). 

Circular bowl with sharply curved shoulder; slightly spreading foot, hollow underneath; 
oil-hole is surrounded by flat rim and has had a lid; long, flat-topped spout, 
widening towards wick-hole, with inner end in the form of a flower (in the middle 
a leaf with incised markings and on each side a curled-over leaf) ; elaborate handle 
in the form of two twigs bent forward and surmounted by a large ivy-leaf; the 
hinge-rings of the lid of the oil-hole are fixed to lower end of ivy-leaf; small 
projection on one side of bowl , pierced for suspension. 

Technique : Cast in one piece (with exception of lid). 

Preservation : Oxidized and incrusted with dirt; tip of ivy-leaf broken. 

27772. Lamp. — Bronze. — Height m. 0/19 mill., length m. og cent. 

Of oval form, with wick-hole at the narrow end; the top is convex and merges into 

the sides without any sharp curve; ring round oil-hole; base roughly flattened; Va 

in relief in front of wick-hole; handle consists of vertical ring which has been 
surmounted by some object, perhaps a crescent. 

Preservation : Top of handle broken off; oxidized; hole behind and two smaller holes 
on the side. 



27773. Lamp. — Bronze. — Height m. 068 mill., length m. i/i5 mill. 

(pi. XII). 

The bowl is in the form of a globular vase with wide ring-foot, neck and flat rim; it 
has apparently had a lid; long sharp-backed spout, the end of which curves upwards 
and spreads out into a flat rim round wick-hole; ring-handle (in the form of two 
rings stuck together) surmounted by a horizontal ivy-leaf; small projection on one 
side of bowl with suspension-hole. 

Technique : Cast in one piece. 

Preservation : Lid wanting; tip of ivy-leaf broken; rather badly oxidized. 

27774. Lamp. — Bronze. — Height m. o5 cent., length o m. 1 35 mill. 

Same type as n" 27773, but with smaller ring-foot, shorter spout, and collar round 
foot of neck; small projection, with point curved downwards, on underside of 
handle. 

Preservation : Lid wanting; top of handle broken; oxidized and dirty. 



GREEK BRONZES. 37 

27775. Lamp. — Bronze. — Height o m. 078 mill., length o m. 16 cent, 
(pi. XII). 

High foot with slight mouldings round lower end; lid with mask in high relief on the 
back and fluted hinge; the mask is a youthful Dionysiac face with curly locks 
and band across forehead; flat rim, with circular mouldings, round the wick- 
hole; round slump behind with hole for insertion of handle or other object. Has 
been erected on a stand; square hole in base in which end of stem has been 
fastened. 

Preservation : Handle wanting; rather badly oxidized; lid fixed fast. 



27776. Lamp. — Bronze. — Height m. 08b mill., length o m. i45 mill, 
(pi. XI). 

In the form of a dolphin with tail curved upwards; there is a large opening at the tail 
for pouring in oil; its mouth is open and out of it emerges a short spout with 
wick-hole; from its back rises a flat handle (broken off short). 

Preservation : Handle broken; oxidized. 



27777. Lamp. — Bronze. — Height m. 07b mill., length m. i5 cent. 

(pi. XI). 

In the form of a dolphin placed upon a ring-foot; its tail is curved upwards and ends 
in an open calyx (oil-hole); out of its mouth emerges a long spout with wick-hole; 
there has been a moveable suspension-ring on its back. 

Preservation : Badly oxidized, part of calyx and part of one side being eaten away; 
suspension-ring broken. 

27778. Lamp with two spouts. — Bronze. — Height o m. i5 cent., length 

m. 96 cent. — Bought, 2 3 November 1 88 5 (pi. XI). 

In the form of a two-headed dolphin with tail curved upwards and ending in a wide- 
open calyx with pointed petals (oil-hole); out of its mouths emerge two long spouts; 
at the inner ends of the rims round the wick-holes are small leaves, projecting 
outwards. The lamp has a cylindrical foot and has been erected on a stem. Round 
holes through base and back. 

Preservation : Very badly oxidized; petals of calyx broken off and also part of foot. 
Bibl. : Journal cl' entree duMusec, n° 270-22. 



38 • CATALOGUE DU MUSEE DU GAIRE. 

27779. Lamp with two spouts. — Bronze. — Height o m. i35 mill., length 

o m. io, cent. (pi. XII). 

In the form of a female Sphinx lying with tail curled over her back. She wears a wig 
or hood and a necklace with crescent-shaped pendant, and her ears are pierced for 
earrings. Her forelegs are in the form of spouts, with wick-holes surrounded 
by flat rims, and there is an oil-hole on the top of her head, with ilat lid moving 
on a hinge. Has been erected on stem; large round hole in base. Late Egypto- 
Roman work; hindlegs absurdly small; pupils marked. 

Preservation : Badly corroded, surface being eaten away in places. 
Dim.. : Arch. Anzeiger, 1900, p. i65 and fig. 1 c. 

27780. Lamp. — Bronze. — Height o m. oy5 mill., length o m. i35 mill. 

( P l. XI). 

Bowl and spout of same general tvpe as n° 27 770; lid in the form of a shell, with fluted 
hinge; concave rim round wick-hole; handle is composed of two stems which converge 
and curl over and a small bird is seated on the top. Has been erected on a stem; 
low base with rectangular hole in which end of spike has been fastened. 

Preservation : Much corroded and incrusled. 

Bim.. : Arch. Anzeiger, 1903, p. 1 45 and fig. 1 f. 

27781. Lamp. — Bronze. — Height o in. o5 cent., length o m. 173 mill. 

( P l. XI). 

Spout in the form of foliage; lid shaped like a helmet, moving on hinge attached 
to handle; ring-handle composed of two curling sprays, with a large leaf behind. 

Preservation : Leaf and sprays broken; spout and lid chipped; oxidized; hinge 
restored. 



27782. Lamp. — Bronze. — Height m. o85 mill., length 111. 1 65 mill. 
(pl. XII). 

Spreading foot, hollow underneath; oil-hole in the form of a leaf (with impressed 
stalk); channel between oil-hole and wick-hole; small hole half way between them; 
broad handle which curves forward and ends in a mask, a female face with formal 
locks on each side, stophane with curled-up ends, and palmette below chin. 

Preservation : Oxidized and coated with rusty green patina. 

Bibl. : Maspero, Guide, 1 883 , n° 5778, p. 3cj5. 



GREEK BRONZES. 



39 



27783. Lamp with two spouts. — Bronze. — Height o m. 07 cent., length 

o m. 31 cent. — Bought (pi. XII). 

The bowl is in the form of a head of Amnion, beardless, with ram's horns; band 
across forehead, above which the coiffure is parted and drawn to each side; 
knotted cord or necklace below chin. The spouts project from below his chin; they 
have semicircular ends and a notched bogder and are Hat on the top. Behind the 
back of his head is a tubular opening (oil-hole?), with a triangular cutting behind 
in which the lower end of a handle has evidently been fixed : see n° 27787. 

Preservation : Ruined by oxidization; handle gone; base much broken. 

Bibl. : Journal d' entree du Musce, n° 3oo5i. 

27784. Lamp. — Bronze. — Height m. 09 cent., length o m. 11 cent. 

(pi. XII). 

In the form of a horizontal flame with oil-hole on top and wick-hole at the point; 
inner end of handle in the form of a calyx. The upper part of handle consists of the 
forepart of a lion springing out of a calyx, but it has been soldered on to the other 
end and it is uncertain whether it really belongs. Round base with mouldings, 
attached by an iron pin. 

Preservation : Oxidized. 

Biiil. : Arch. Anzeiger, i<)o3, p. 1 45 and %. 3^- ^die Zngelioiigkeit des modern angeselzlen 
Griffs scheint mir sicher, wenn anch die Kurve ursprunglich anders verliefi. 

27785. Lamp. — Height o m. o^5 mill., length o m. o55 mill. — Presented 

hyM. Fouquet (pi. XII). 

In the form of a frog squatting upon a broad leaf; oil-hole in the form of a calyx on 
his back; spout has projected from his open mouth; there has been a horizontal 
handle behind; low foot, with concentric circles in relief. 

Preservation : Spout and handle broken; somewhat oxidized. 

Bibl. : Journal d' entree du Musce, n" 26708; Arch. Anzeiger, igo3, p. 1 65 and fig. 3 c. 

27786. Lamp. — Bronze. — Height o m. 075 mill., length m. 1^5 mill. 

— Bought (pi. XII). 

In the form of a vulture standing with wings furled and head turned to its right; 

oil-hole in back, with lid moving on a hinge; wick-hole in tail, with small spiral 

on each side. The eyes have pins of brass inserted in them. 
Preservation : Oxidized; spout cracked. 
Bibl. : Journal d' entree du Mush, n" 293^3. 



40 CATALOGUE DU MUSEE DU CAIttE. 

27787. Handle of lamp. — Bronze. — Height o m. 17 cent., breadth 

o m. 1 2 5 mill. — Upper Egypt (pi. XII). 

Large open-work palmette with spine running down ils back and ending below in a 
ring; at the root of the palmette is a rectangular piece with curving sides, which 
lias been fastened against the back of the lamp; a little above this is a small 
horizontal ring. Perhaps the missing handle of n° 27783. 

Preservation : Oxidized and incrusted with dirt; slightly broken below. 

Bibl. : Journal d'entrce dti Music, u" 2g53i. 

27788. Candelabrum. — Bronze. — Height o m. 0,6 cent., breadth of base 

o m. 19 cent. (pi. XIII). 

I»ibbed or clustered stem; base in the form of three hind-legs, sharply bent, emerging 
from beneath three recurved and pointed leaves; between each pair of legs is a 
large decorative leaf with short stalk and impressed markings; ring round junction 
of stem and base. 

Technique : Stem, which is cast solid, is stuck through central tube of base and 
fastened in firmly from below by means of iron wedges; base cast in one piece. 

Preservation : Top broken off; large leaves chipped; corroded and covered with rusty 
green palina. 

27789. Candelabrum. — Bronze. — Height 1 m. 3/t cent., breadth of base 

om. 9 35 mill. (pi. XIII). 

Stem in the form of a reed, closely sheathed in leaves, with joints represented by 
raised rings; base in the form of three similar reeds bent downwards; between each 
pair of feet is a pointed leaf with stud at the tip; the stem has apparently ended 
above in three spreading leaves, supporting some object. 

Technique : Stem cast solid and stuck through central lube of base (?). 

Preservation : Top broken; badly oxidized. 

Bibl. : Notice, 1892-1897, n° 362; Arch. Anzcigcr, 1903, p. i45 and fig. 2. 

27790. Small Candelabrum. — Bronze. — Height o m. 3a 5 mill., breadth of 

base o m. i35 mill. (pi. XV). 

Fluted stem; stands on three spreading feet, flat underneath and covered above with knots 
like those on the bark of trees; between two pairs of feet are two pointed leaves with 
impressed markings; between the third pair is a large hook with point curved upward. 

Technique : Stem cast solid and fastened through centre of base. 

Preservation : Top wanting; corroded and covered with green patina. 



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27791. Stem of Candelabrum. — Bronze. — Height 1 m. 335 mill. (pi. XIII). 

Large clustered stem, ending above in a spike on which the top of candelabrum has 
been fastened, and surrounded below by a circlet of buds with round tips curled 
outward. 

Technique : Cast solid; circlet fastened on separately. 

Preservation : Corroded and covered with green patina. 

27792. Stem of Candelabrum. — Bronze. — Height i m. i o cent. 

Large clustered stem like n° 27791, cast solid. 

Preservation : Spikes at top and bottom broken off; corroded and covered with green 
patina. 

Bibl. : Arch. Anzeiger, 1903 p. 1^7, fig. 2. 

27793. Circlet from base of Candelabrum- stem. — Bronze. — Height 

o m. o^5 mill., diatn. m. 07 cent. (pi. XIV). 

Perhaps belongs to n° 27792 , the lower end of which it exactly fits. It consists of a 
ring of buds upon a spreading foot; studs round the top. The spiked end of stem has 
been fastened into it. 

Preservation : Top of circlet partly eaten away; rusty green patina. 

27794. Stem of Candelabrum. — Bronze. — Height 1 m. ok cent. 

Solid, clustered stem (composed of five clustered strands) with lower end inserted in 
a circlet. The circlet is of curving outline and is ornamented with patterns : egg 

moulding round rim; ring of leaves in low relief round body, A and |j\ alternately; 
dentil moulding round lower end. 
Preservation : Very badly corroded and broken into three parts. 

Bibl. : Notice, 1892-1897, 11° 34 1. 

27795. Stem of Candelabrum. — Bronze. — Height 1 m. 075 mill. (pi. XIII). 

Fluted stem, ending above in a spike; the round tips of the flutings spread out a little 
at each end. 

Technique : Cast hollow. 

Preservation : Badly corroded, the upper part being broken into several pieces; green 
patina. 

Bibl. : Arch. Anzeiger, 1903, p. 1 45 and fig. 2 rrSaule mit PaLmkapitaI». 

Catal. du Masee, n" 27681. 6 



42 CATALOGUE DU MUSEE DU GAIRE. 

27796 a, h. Base of Candelabrum. — Bronze. — Height o m. 16 cent., breadth 
from foot to foot o m. 38 cent., diam. of plate m. 96 cent. (pi. XIV). 

Consists of three curving, fluted branches springing from a central tube (through 
which the end of the stem has been fastened) and ending in animals' legs; small spikes 
in relief between the tips of the flulings. On the top of the central tube stands, or 
used to stand, a round plate with broad, turned-over rim and raised centre (round 
foot of stem); it is decorated with circular mouldings and various impressed 
patterns; egg pattern round turned-over edge of rim; on horizontal part of rim 
a frieze of lotus flowers connected by spiral coils (indistinct; 
^\/^3 3CD Ji»<^ perhaps more detail): pattern as on n° 27798 (almost obliter- 
ated) round central part; dentil moulding round foot of stem. 
Disk and feet have been cast separately. The claws are hollow underneath and have 
been soldered on to a stand. Two notches in lower end of central tube for nailing 
on the stem. 

Preservation : Disk has come loose and one side of it is broken; corroded and covered 
with green patina. 

Bibl. : Notice, 1895-1897, n° 34o. 

27797. Base of Candelabrum. — Bronze. — Height o m. 125 mill., breadth 
from foot to foot o m. 29 cent. , diam. of disk m. 2 1 5 mill. (pi. XIV). 

Consists of three curving, fluted branches springing from a central tube (through 
which lower end of stem is inserted) and ending in animals' legs. Round plate on top 
of central tube like that of n° 27796 with circular mouldings and impressed 
patterns; egg moulding round turned-over edge of rim; impressed pattern of spiral 
sprays (indistinct) round horizontal part of rim and round central part. There is a 
ring of studs round fool of stem. 

The various parts have been cast separately. The claws are hollow underneath and 
have been soldered on to a stand. Lower end of stem made fast to tube by iron 
nails. 

Preservation : Corroded and covered with green patina. 
Bibl. : Notice, 1892-1897, n° 34 1. 

27798 a, b. Base of Candelabrum. — Bronze. — Height o m. 1 55 mill., 
breadth from foot to foot o m. 3o cent., diam. of disk o in. 2o5 mill, 
(pi. XIV). 

Similar ton" 27797. The disk is richly ornamented with mouldings and patterns; egg 
moulding (with impressed markings) round turned-over edge of rim; denticulated 



GREEK BRONZES. 43 

ring and impressed egg pattern round horizontal part of rim (projecting over the 
turned-over part); elaborate pattern, partly in relief partly impressed, between rim 
and raised centre, and another round raised centre (impressed); for details see 
pi. XIV. Same technique as n° 27797. 
Preservation : One leg broken off (not lost); corroded and covered with green patina; 
disk loose from stem. 

Bibl. : Notice, 1892-1897, n" 343 ; Arch. Anzeiger, 190.8, p. \hh and fig. 1 c. 

27799. Disk from Candelabrum. — Bronze. — Diam. o m. 21 cent. — Bought 

(pi. XIV). 

Like those of n 08 2779G-27798 ; egg moulding round turned-over edge of rim; circular 
friezes round top. For the various patterns see pi. XIV; they are in low relief, with 
impressed details. 

Preservation : Badly corroded, part of rim being eaten away, and covered with rusty 
green patina. 

Bibl. : Journal cT entree du Musee, a" 2850 1. 

27800 a, b. Capital from a Candelabrum (1) . — Bronze. — Height of capital 
m. i3 cent., diam. of capital o m. 1 3 5 mill., diam. of disk 
o m. 18 cent. (pi. XIV). 

Tall bell -shaped capital, surmounted by a disk and richly decorated in low relief. 
Round tbe top is a sort of Aeolic kymation, — a row of broad, sharp-pointed 
leaves and palmetles with a notched or beaded border above. Beneath this is a line of 
egg moulding (upside down) with notched border below. The body of the capital is 
covered with a scale-pattern of erect leaves or feathers and is divided round the 
middle by a wavy spray between notched borders. It has stood on a rather thin 
fluted stem. The disk (6) is ornamented with concentric rings on the top, tongue 
pattern round rim and egg moulding round turned-over edge; there is a small hole 
in the centre through which a thin stem has apparently been fastened. 

Stem, capital and disk cast separately; slight Haw in the mould at one place; the 
capital , which was of course cast hollow, is filled up with lead to a considerable height. 

Preservation : Capital corroded in places and covered with green patina; disk has 
come loose from capital (but evidently belongs to it) and is in a very bad state of 
corrosion. 

Bibl. : Arch. Anzeiger, 1903, p. 1 45 and fig. 1 b. 

M The arrangement of llie ornamentation, especially the egg moulding, is more appropriate lo a base than a 
capital. The edge of the broad end, however, exactly fits into a groove in the underside of the disk and 
bears traces of soldering : there can be no doubt that the two are part of the same article, which can 
only have been a capital. 

6. 



hk CATALOGUE DU MUSEE DU CAIRE. 

27801 a, b. Capital from a Candelabrum. — Bronze. — Height of capital 

o m. 13 cent., diam. of capital o m. i3 cent., diam. of disk 
o m. 18 cent. 

Replica of n° 27800 [a and b) and evidently made from same models or moulds. 

Nothing of the stem is left. Inside of capital fdled with lead. 
Preservation : Disk loose from capital; both badly corroded and covered with rusty 

green patina. 

27802 a. Capital from a Candelabrum. — Bronze. — Height o m. io5 mill., 

diam. o m. io5 mill. 

Bell-shaped capital with ornamentation in relief; round lower part a ring of akanthos 
leaves; round upper part three masks of Pan to front (with horns and pointed ears) 
separated from each other by three volutes. It ends below in a neck with thick 
collar through which end of stem has been fastened. Cast hollow. 

Preservation : Rusty green patina. 

Bibl. : Arch. Anzeiger, 1903, p. i45, fig. 1 d. 

27802 6. Disk from a Candelabrum. — Bronze. — Diam. o m. io5 mill. 

Plain disk, which exactly fits on to the top of n° 27802 («) and is presumably part of 
the same candelabrum. It has no hole through the middle but bears traces on its 
upper surface as if some object had been soldered on to it. 

27803. Capital from a Candelabrum. — Bronze. — Height o m. 09 cent., 
breadth m. 07 cent. (pi. XIV). 

A sort of Ionic capital; there is a small rosette in relief between the volute-ends on one 
side but apparently none on the opposite side; ornamental abacus, rectangular in 

horizontal section, with mouldings and impressed designs in two rows A'A'A 

and YVV The capital stands on the top of an ornament in the form of a bud (with 

impressed leaves) having a ring of studs round the base. There is a wide hole though 
both bud and capital in which the end of the stem has been fastened, and on the 
top of the abacus there is a flat ring round the upper end of this hole on which some 
further ornament has been erected. 

Bud and capital cast separately. The inside is filled with lead like n° 27800. 

Preservation : Corroded and covered with rusty green patina. 



GREEK BRONZES. 45 

27804. Capital from a Candelabrum. — Bronze. — Height o in. 08 cent., 
diam. o m. 1 1 cent. — Bought (pi. XIV). 

Bell-shaped capital with a frieze in high relief round the body of it; there is a ring of 
broad leaves round the lower end, while the top is of the same shape as that of 
n° 27800 and is decorated with impressed tongue-pattern. Above the capital stands 
a disk like n° 27800 (/>), with egg and dart moulding round turned-over edge, 
notched border above, and concentric circles on top. 

The subject of the frieze is a group of Erotes, winged and naked, gathering grapes 
One, standing to right and looking up, is pulling a large bunch from a vine-tree 
and is about to drop it into a basket standing between himself and the tree. On 
the other side of the tree a second Eros is moving to left with head turned back, 
leading a goal by the beard with his left hand and holding a short stick in his right; 
the goat which is standing to left is laden with panniers full of grapes. Behind the 
goat is a second vine-tree and on the other side of the tree a third Eros is running 
to left, carrying a large bunch of grapes in his left arm and holding up a short 
stick in his right hand with which to beat the goat. 

Capital and disk cast separately; the capital is hollow and there is a hole through 
centre of disk. 

Presentation : Ruined by corrosion. 

Bibl. : Journal d'enlree du Musee, n" 26087. 



27805. Disk from top of Candelabrum. — Bronze. — Diam. o m. 09 cent. 

Like n° 27800 (b); egg moulding round turned-over edge, notched border above, and 
concentric circles on top ; there is a small hole through the centre with remains of 
iron pin; underside made to fit on to top of capital. 

Preservation : Corroded; rusty green patina. 



27806. Disk from top of Candelabrum. — Bronze. — Diam. o m. 071 mill. 

Egg moulding round turned-over edge and concentric circles on top; no hole through 

centre; Hat underneath. 
Preservation : Much corroded; rusty green patina. 



27807. Disk from top of Candelabrum. — Bronze. — Diam. o m. 082 mill. 

(pi. XIV). 

Decorated with concentric circles; small hole in centre. 
Preservation : Corroded and chipped; rusty green patina. 



46 CATALOGUE DU MUSEE DU CAIRE. 

27808. Disk from top of a candelabrum. — Bronze. — Diam. o m. 082 mill. 

Like n° 27807; no hole in centre. 

Preservation : Chip out of edge; rusty green patina. 

27809. Base of a vessel. — Bronze. — Height o m. 2 5 cent., diam. 

o m. 081 mill. 

Shaped like a reversed cup with flat rim, projecting inwards, and a few plain mouldings 

round ahout. 
Preservation : Corroded; rusty green patina. 

27810. Small altar. — Bronze. — Height m. i3 cent., breadth o m. 078 mill. 

(pi. XV). 

Rectangular two-step base with four short legs; round stem with mouldings; 

rectangular top with serrated sides and high corners; tooth pattern along lower 

edges of top part. Cast hollow in one piece. 
Preservation : Slightly oxidized. 

Bibl. : Arch. Anzeijrer, 1903, p. 1^7 and fig. 3 e. 

27811. Small altar. — Bronze. — Height o m. 1 43 mill., breadth o m. 1 85 mill. 

Rectangular two-step base with four short feet; round stem with mouldings; 

rectangular top with serrated sides and high corners like n° 2781 0. Cast hollow in 

one piece. 
Preservation : Corroded a good deal; one corner eaten away. 

Bibl. : Maspebo, Slip-catalogue , n° 5826. 

27812. Small altar (1) . — Bronze. — Height o m. 2 3 cent. , breadth o m. 1 5 5 mill. 

— Edfou(pl. XV). 

Rectangular altar with two-step base and high-cornered top; stem diminishes slightly 
in breadth towards top and is surrounded by mouldings at lop and bottom. The 
sides of top part recede slightly in the middle, giving to the corners the appearance 
of having been added separately. 

(1 ' For the shape cf. Schreiber, Alexandrinische Toreulil; , p. kk'o , fig. i3a. 



GREEK BRONZES. hi 

Technique : Cast hollow; made in three parts, stem, top and base; the stem is made 
with turned-over edges which are nailed on to top and base. 

Preservation : Oxidized and dirty. 
Bibl. : Journal d'entree du Musee, n° 3o635. 



27813. Small altar. — Bronze. — Height o m. 2 9 5 mill. , breadth m. 2 2 cent, 
(pi. XV). 

Of same general shape as n° 278 1 but with more elaborate details. Besides the central 
stem, which is ornamented with mouldings, the lop part is joined to the base by 
four supports, one at each corner, consisting of uraei erect, wearing horns and 
disk surmounted by a small capital. The base, which has impressed concentric 
circles round foot of stem and mouldings along its four sides, stands on four short 
legs composed of small busts of Seilenos (with wing-like projections on each side) 
ending below in animals' claws. The top part has serrated sides with a knob at 
each corner and an ornamental apex in the middle of each side; the sides are 
decorated with impressed borders and (lutings; there is a chevron pattern (impressed) 
down each corner; mouldings round lower edge with impressed patterns (slanting 
lines above and egg-and-dart below); impressed circles on underside, round top of 
stem. 

Technique : Cast in several parts; the central stem ends above in a short pin which is 
fastened into a hole in the bottom of the bowl; below, it is hollow and is merely 
soldered on to base; the four supports have pins at both ends; the base has a round 
hole in the middle, rather less than diam. of central stem. 

Preservation : Base and supports have come loose; one corner of base broken away 
and one support wanting; corroded and covered with incrustation. 



27814. Small altar. — Bronze. — Height m. 39 cent., breadth o m. 2 1 cent. 
(pi. XV). 

Same shape as n" 27813. The base has impressed concentric circles round foot of 
stem, moulded sides with impressed patterns as here shown, 
and short legs which consist of busts of Seilenos (with wing-like _ ." ..... 
projections on each side) ending below in animals' claws. The ^-a/ei/i^ 
sides of the top part are decorated with reliefs, which are identical 
on opposite sides; one set of them consists of a uraeus to front in the middle wearing 
disk, and a mask to front on each side, with open month, oiikos and ring below chin; 
the other set consists of a similar uraeus in the middle, on right side of uraeus a bust 
of Isis looking to her left, with indistinct headdress, long tresses and knot on 



ItS CATALOGUE DU MUSEE DU CA1RE. 

bosom, and on left side of uraeus a bust of a beardless figure looking to right, 
wearing disk (over close-fitting cap or close-cut hair) and network drapery 
like that of a mummy. There is a columnar division between each pair of reliefs || 
and a notched border round the edges. Below the reliefs are mouldings with ElS 
impressed patterns (lines of spirals as on base, large tooth pattern and egg-and- 
dart). Concentric circles below , round top of stem. 

Technique : Cast in several parts; stem and four supports have ended above in short pins 
which have been fastened through holes in base of top part; below, they have been 
merely soldered on to top of base; two rectangular slits in top of stem, one on each 
side of pin; large round hole in top of base rather less than diam. of stem; reliefs 
hollow behind (but not cast separately). 

Preservation : The four corner-supports are lost and stem, base and top have come 
apart; one corner of base and part of two sides of top broken away; much corroded 
and covered with green rust; rings on one side broken. 

27815. Relief from a small altar like n° 27814. — Bronze. — Height o m. o5 c. 

breadth o m. ok cent. 

Consists of a bust of Sarapis to front, with head slightly turned to his right. He wears 
chiton , himation over left shoulder, and moclius. Same style of work as the reliefs 
on n° 2781/1. 

Preservation : Broken pretty closely round the bust; somewhat oxidized. 

27816. Base of a small altar like n° 27814. — Bronze. — Height m. o35 mill., 

Breadth o m. i5 cent. 

Rectangular base, with four feet, plain mouldings along the sides and a large circular 
hole in the top. The feet consist of animals' claws ending above in volutes with a 
wing or half-palmette on each side. There is a small nail-hole through the middle 
of each claw. 

Technique : Cast in one piece. 

Preservation : Somewhat oxidized. 



27817. Tripod. — Bronze. — Height m. 97 cent. (pi. XIII). 

Composed of three flat, fairly thick legs which are connected by three pairs of thin, 
flat diagonal bars. Above, the bars are attached to fixed projections from the sides 
of the legs, while below they are attached to similar projections from rectangular 
rings which slide up and down the tripod-legs. The bars are fastened to these 
projections by pins with large circular heads and are also fastened to each other by 
similar pins where they intersect. 

Ornamentation : Plain mouldings down the outer faces of the tripod-legs and along 



GREEK BRONZES. 49 

the outer faces of the rectangular rings; impressed concentric circles on the pin- 
heads. 
Preservation : The ornamental supports on which the vessel rested (v. n° 27818 and 
n 08 27819-27829) are broken away from the tops of the legs ; one leg is broken in 
two pieces; the bronze is corroded and covered with rusty green patina; and, as the 
hinges are rusty, the legs cannot be opened out. 

27818. Tripod. — Bronze. — Height o m. 9/1 cent. (pi. XIII). 

Same form as n° 27817. The tripod-legs and the rectangular rings have plain mould- 
ings along their outer faces and the pin-heads are ornamented with concentric rings. 
The legs were originally surmounted by ornamental supports (for the vessel above 
to rest upon), only one of which is preserved. The front of it consists of a youthful 
male bust rising out of the calyx of a flower, and from behind this there projects a 
broad rectangular bar, the end of which is turned up perpendicularly. The youth, 
who is naked, is looking down to his left, with tresses hanging over his shoulders 
and a fringe of thick curls round his forehead. He wears a necklace with pendant. 
Cf. n° 27819, pi. VII. 

Technique : Like n° 27817. The bust has been cast separately and the lop of the leg 
fastened into the underside. 

Preservation : Much corroded and covered with green and blue rust; the legs and 
cross-bars are stuck fast together and several of the latter are broken. 

Bibl. : Arch. Anzeiger, 1908, p. i46 and fig. 2. 

27819. Bust from a tripod stand. — Bronze. — Height m. 08 cent., length 

from front to back o m. 07 cent. (pi. VII). 

Similar to the bust on n° 278 1 8 but with rather longer tresses. The pupils are marked. 

Technique : Cast separately, the underside being left open for insertion of top of tripod- 
leg; remains of soldering inside. 

Preservation : Slightly oxidized here and there. 

27820. Bust of Hermes from a tripod stand. — Bronze. — Height o in. 087 mill., 

length from front to back o m. 0/16 mill. (pi. VII). 

Of same general form as n" 2 78 1 9 with similar bar projecting from the back. The bust 
is set on a small plinth with plain moulding along top and bottom. The god is 
represented naked, looking straight forward. He wears a band or wreath round 
back of head, with fillet-ends hanging over his shoulders, and an erect plume above 
forehead between two small wings. Pupils impressed. 

Technique : Cast hollow, the underside being left open for insertion of tripod -leg; 

Catal. du Musce, n° 2763 1 . 7 



50 CATALOGUE DU MUSEE DU CAIRE. 

there is a small hole through the top of the head and another in the back just 
above the projecting bar. 

Preservation : Inside oxidized and choked up with corroded metal (remains of 
junction of tripod-leg); small slit in the bronze below left shoulder; slightly 
broken round base. 

27821. Bust of Hermes from tripod-stand. — Bronze. — Height o m. 088 mill., 

length from front to back o m. okq mill. 

Replica of n° 27820. Derived from same mould or model and probably part of same 

tripod. 
Technique : Small holes in head and back as on n° 27820. 
Preservation : Base a good deal broken and inside choked up with remains of end 

of tripod-leg; somewhat oxidized. 

27822. Bust of Hermes from tripod-stand. — Bronze. — Height o m. 07 cent. 

Replica of n° 27820 and n" 27821 and probably part of same tripod. 

Technique : Same as n° 27820. 

Preservation : Bar behind back broken clean away; base broken off; oxidized. 

27823. Bust of youthful Dionysos from a tripod-stand. — Bronze. — Height 

o in. 075 mill. — Bought (pi. VII). 

Of same general form as n° 27819 except that the bar behind is not turned up per- 
pendicularly at the end. The bust rises out of the calyx of a flower which is placed 
upon a small rectangular plinth with plain mouldings. The god wears a nebris 
over his left shoulder. He has long hair waved to each side of forehead , parted 
down the middle and tied in a knot behind, two long tresses hanging over each 
shoulder. His head is encircled by an ivy- wreath and a band with a row of 
impressed dots is tied across his forehead. 

Technique : Cast solid with an opening below for insertion of tripod-leg. 

Preservation : Large hole broken in front. 

Bibl. : Journal d' entree du Musee, n° 3o556. 

27824. Half-figure of child Dionysos from a tripod-stand. — Bronze. — Height 

o m. o83 mill. (pi. VII). 

Of same general form as ^27819 except that ihe end of the bar behind seems not to 
have been turned up. The figure rises at the hips from the calyx of a flower which 
is placed upon a small rectangular plinth encircled by a horizontal groove. He 



GREEK BRONZES. 51 

carries a small heap of fruit in a nebris which is fastened over his shoulders and 
which he holds out with his left hand. His right hand is raised to the side of his 
head, and his face slightly turned to his left. He has curly hair with a tuft above 
forehead and a plait down the back of his head. Pupils impressed. 

Technique : Cast solid with opening below for insertion of tripod-leg. 

Preservation : Covered in parts with green and blue rust. 

27825. Bust of Pan from a tripod-stand. — Bronze. — Height o m. 102 mill., 

length from front to back o m. 09 cent. (pi. VII). 

Of same general form as n° 2 78 1 9. The bust emerges from the calyx of a flower placed 
upon a small rectangular base. His head is half turned to his left. He is naked and 
has shaggy hair and goat's beard. Pupils impressed. 

Technique : Like n° 27823. 

Preservation : Corroded and covered with a thick coat of green rust. 

27826. Bust of Priapos from a tripod-stand. — Bust. — Height o m. 1 1 5 mill. , 

length from front to back o m. 095 mill. (pi. VII). 

Of same type as n° 27825 and probably from same tripod. His head is slightly turned 
to his right. He has a long beard. He wears chiton, modius and veil over head with 
knot above forehead, and there is a broad band (?) across lower part of bust. 

Preservation : In same condition as n° 27825. 

27827. Bust from a tripod-stand. — Bronze. — Height m. 10 cent., length 

from front to back o m. 09 cent. (pi. VII). 

Of same type as n° 27825. Male bust with head turned to his left. He is naked and 

beardless and has short hair encircled by a twisted band. If a deity, Herakles; but 

it has rather the appearance of a portrait. 
Technique : Like n" 27828; pupils deeply pierced and may have been inlaid; surface 

of eyeballs much lighter-coloured than the surrounding bronze (owing to special 

treatment?). 

Preservation : In good condition, though slightly oxidized here and there. 
Bibl. : Arch. Anzeiger, 1903, p. 1/16 and fig. 3 k. 

27828. Bust of Aphrodite (?) from a tripod-stand. — Bronze. — Height 

m. 086. mill., length from front to back o m. 06 cent. (pi. VII). 

Of same general form as n° 27819. The bust emerges from the calyx of a flower placed 
upon a small rectangular plinth with plain moulding along top and bottom. The 

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52 CATALOGUE DU MUSEE DU CAIRE. 

goddess is undraped and wears necklace with crescent-shaped pendant. Her hair is 
dressed in two broad plaits descending from centre of forehead (right over the 
ears) to back of neck where they are fastened together in a small knot. Pupils 
impressed. 
Preservation : Top of head broken off; slightly oxidized. 

27829. Bust of Aphrodite (?) from a tripod-stand. — Bronze. — Height 

o in. 086 mill., length from front to back o m. o65 mill. 

Replica of n° 27828; derived from same model and perhaps part of same tripod. 
Preservation : Much corroded and covered with rusty green patina. 

27830. Foot of tripod. — Bronze. — Height m. 098 mill. (pi. XVI). 

In the form of a lion's paw ending above in reversed calyx; small capital above and 

small plinth below. 
Opening above for insertion of tripod-leg; underside of plinth hollow. 
Preservation : Slightly oxidized; remains of soldering. 

27831. Foot of tripod. — Bronze. — Height o m. 098 mill. 

Replica of n° 27880 and probably part of same tripod. 

Preservation : Two small holes on one side, made by corrosion; remains of soldering 
above. 

27832. Foot of tripod. — Bronze. — Height o in. 09 cent. (pi. XVI). 

In the form of a hind-leg surmounted by a feline head with protruding tongue; small 

capital above and small round plinth below. Openings as on n n 27880. 
Preservation : Slightly oxidized; remains of soldering above. 

27833. Foot of a cist or other vessel. — Bronze. — Height o m. o5 cent. — 

Bought, 2 1 May 1887. 

In the form of a lion's paw surmounted by the bust of a Siren with human breasts 
but no arms, hanging tresses (?), outspread wings curled over at the ends and a 
kalathos on her head. There is a small ledge behind and there are remains of a 
nail through each wing. Circular base, hollow underneath. 

Technique : Cast solid. 

Preservation : Corroded and covered with rusty green patina. 

Bibl. : Journal (Tentree du Musee, n° 27806. 



GREEK BRONZES. 53 

27834. Foot of utensil. — Bronze. — Height o m. o5 cent. (pi. XVI). 

In the form of a lion's paw ending above in a calyx, out of which emerges the bust 
of a female Sphinx of semi-Egyptian type, with hlafl and ornamentally shaped 
wings. Her arms are shown to the elbows. Trace of small attribute above forehead, 
probably uraeus-head. From the corner of a square vessel or altar. Tbere is a small 
ledge behind. Circular base with plain mouldings, hollow underneath. 

Technique : Cast solid. 

Preservation : Most of left wing broken off; slightly oxidized. 

27835. Foot of utensil. — Bronze. — Height o in. o56 mill. — Alexandria (?) 

(pi. XVI). 

In the form of a lion's paw ending above in a calyx out of which emerges the bust of 
a female Sphinx, with wings outspread, wearing hlafl with uraeus in front of 
forehead; she has human breasts but no arms. From a round vessel. There is a 
perpendicular projection behind. Circular base with groove round edge, hollow 
underneath. 

Technique : Cast solid. 

Preservation : Most of left wing and part of base broken off; oxidized and dirty. 

Bibl. : Probably identical with Maspero, Guide, i883, n" 5779, p. 3p,5; if so, from Alexandria. 

27836. Foot of utensil. — Bronze. — Height o m. 089 mill. (pi. XVI). 

In the form of a lion's hind-leg, ending above in a female figure with outspread \ungs 
and short hanging hair. She is represented with a woman's body down to the 
waist but without arms. From a round vessel. There is a small ledge behind. 
Circular base, hollow underneath. 

Preservation : Worn and oxidized a good deal; tip of right wing wanting. 

27837. Foot of utensil. — Bronze. — Height o m. 10a mill. (pi. XVI). 

In the form of a lion's hind-leg ending above in the upper part of a Seilenos, bald 
and long-bearded, with protruded stomach and hands against his sides. Round 
his waist is a twisted girdle from which hang three broad leaves. From his 
shoulders project two wings with curled-over ends. Pupils impressed. 

From the corner of a square utensil (cf. n° 2 78 1 3 ). The wings are at right angles to each 
other and there is a small ledge between them. Circular base with plain mouldings. 

Technique : Cast hollow. 

Preservation : Corroded and covered with rusty green patina; there is a wide crack 
down the left side , another across the back , and several small holes in the lion's paw. 



54 CATALOGUE DU MUSEE DU CAIRE. 

27838. Foot of utensil. — Bronze. — Height o m. io5 mill. — Thebes. 

(pi. XVI). 

In the form of a lion's hind-leg ending above in a calyx out of which emerges the 
upper part of a female figure with head turned up to right, right arm stretched 
across to left and indistinct object in her hands. Her drapery is blown by the wind 
and leaves the right shoulder bare. A triangular ledge projects from the back of 
her neck. 

Technique : Cast solid. 

Preservation : Much corroded and covered with rusty green patina. 

Bibl. : Journal d'enlrce du Musee, n° 2 588i. 

27839. Foot of a large utensil. — Bronze. — Height o m. 3o cent. — « Magasin 

(Duthil), 2 3 Fevrier 1899* (pi. XVII). 

In the form of a boy-Dionysos rising at the hips from the calyx of a flower which 
ends below in a rectangular term. On his head is a tall rectangular capital. He 
carries a pile of fruit in a nebrts which is fastened round his shoulders and one end 
of which he holds out in his left band. His right hand is raised, the palm being 
open and the thumb and forefinger apart. He has curly hair with a tuft above 
forehead and a plait down the back and be wears a twisted band round his head. 
Pupils marked. 

Technique : Cast hollow; rather roughly finished behind. 

Preservation : Lower end of term broken; a good deal oxidized; dark green patina. 

Bibl. : Journal d'entree du Musee, n° 33o37; Arch. Anzeiger, 1903, p. 1 5 1 and fig. 5 c. 

27840. Bust of boy Dionysos. — Bronze. — Height o m. 102 mill. — Koptos. 

Emerges at the waist from the calyx of a flower placed upon a small rectangular 
plinth. His head is turned to his right. With his right hand he holds out a pile of 
fruit in a nebt-is which is fastened round his neck. His left arm is raised. He has 
curly hair with a tuft above forehead and a plait down the back. 

From the top of some utensil. Left open underneath for insertion of stem. There is a 
rectangular opening at back of plinth in the left-hand corner. 

Technique : Cast hollow. 

Preservation : Left hand broken off and left arm soldered on; dirty and oxidized. 

Bibl. : Maspero, Guide, 1 883 , n° 588 1 , p. &o5. 

27841. Half figure of Helios. — Bronze. — Height o m. 1 15 mill. (pi. XVII). 
Looking to his right and holding out his right hand with open palm. In his left hand 



GREEK BRONZES. 55 

he carries a round bail. He wears a long-sleeved, high-girdled garment and also a 
chlamys buckled on his right shoulder and thrown over his left arm. His head has 
been radiate and is encircled by a fringe of curly locks. 
Has been attached to some article such as the handle of a large lamp. At the lower end 
of back is a large round opening in which a horizontal bar has been fastened. 

Technique : Cast hollow. 

Preservation : Very badly corroded; rays and fingers of right hand broken off; crack 
in back of neck. 

27842. Half figure of Helios. — Bronze. — Height o m. 16 cent. (pi. XVII). 

Represented as rising out of a wide-spreading calyx. He looks up to his right and holds 
up a wreath in his right hand. In his left hand is a round ball from which rises a 
serpent-twined staff that rests against his left shoulder. He wears a long-sleeved, 
girdled tunic, and a cloak, buckled on both shoulders, hangs over his back; there is 
a border of small studs round the top of the drapery. He is beardless and has short 
curly hair encircled by radii or pointed leaves. The pupils are rendered. 

Part of some large article like n° 278/11. Ends behind in a thick round bar projecting 
horizontally. 

Technique : Cast hollow (?). 

Preservation : Right arm partly restored in plaster; oxidized a good deal and covered 
with rusty green patina. 

Bibl. : Maspero, Guide, 1 883, n° 58 1 6 , p. 399. 

27843. Head of Alexandria. — Bronze. — Height m. o65 mill., breadth 

om. o55 mill. (pi. XVII). 

Enveloped in a cap consisting of the skin of an elephant's head with the trunk lifted 
over her forehead and the skin of the under-jaw fastened under her chin. Her hair 
is waved to each side; there is a small escaped tress in the centre of forehead and 
another beside each ear. Pupils rendered. Has been attached to some object. Hollowed 
out behind. 

Preservation : Tusks broken; green patina. 
Bibl. : Arch. Anzeiger, 1903, p. 1 48. 

27844. Head of Alexandria. — Bronze. — Height m. 0/17 mill., breadth 

o m. o55 mill. 

Wears elephant-cap like n° 278/13 and has hair waved to each side. Pupils impressed. 

Has been attached to some object. Hollow behind. 
Preservation : Trunk broken ; badly corroded in places. 



56 CATALOGUE DU MUSEE DU CAIRE. 

27845. Bust of Isis (?). — Bronze. — Height o m. 080 mill., breadth 

o m. 067 mill. — Koptos. 

In relief against a thick plaque which is broken away all round. Her head is slightly 
turned to her right. She wears drapery with a knot between her breasts and an 
embroidered border ornamented with a row of small circles. A long tress of hair 
hangs on each shoulder. 

Technique : Cast solid. 

Preservation : Corroded all over and covered with rusty green patina. 

Bibl. : Journal d'entree du Musee, n° 275&1. 

27846. Bust of female figure of Coptic style. — Bronze. — Height o m. 08 c. 

— Thebes (pi. XVIi; 



Rises at the shoulders from an ornamental calyx. She wears a Phrygian cap with a 
large rosette fastened above her forehead. The cap is partly encircled by two 
sprays fastened together behind, and on each side of it are two small lions' heads. 
Over her left shoulder is a narrow band (impressed) ornamented with a row of 
small circles; on her right shoulder is a fan or palmette (impressed); above each 
breast and upon each shoulder-blade there is a small impressed circle. The cap 
also is covered with impressed circles. The back of the calyx has a large erect 

leaf in the middle j$fa_ (impressed). 
Has been attached to the top of some object. Open underneath for insertion of stem. 
Technique : Cast hollow. 
Preservation : Dirty and slightly oxidized. 
Bibl. : Journal d'entree du Musee, n° 25883. For (he type cf. Strzvgowski, Koptische Kunst, pi. XXXI. 

27847. Balance-weight in the form of head and shoulders of a young negro. — 

Bronze. — Height o m. o5y mill. — Bought, 23 November 1 885 
(pi. XVII). 

Looking to his left. He is beardless and has short hair arranged in formal rows. 

There is a suspension-ring on top of head and a nail in the underside (?). 
Technique : Cast solid. 
Preservation : Rusty patina. 
Bibl. : Journal d'entree du Musee, n° 27025. . 

27848. Balance-weight in the form of a human bust. — Bronze. — Height 

o m. o58 mill. (pi. XVII). 

Reardless male head with short hair and a kind of short queue behind. He is looking 



GREEK BRONZES. 57 

io liis right. Projection from crown of head with suspension-hole. Hole in under- 
side with remains of lead filling (?). 

Technique : Cast solid. 

Preservation : Badly corroded round neck. 

27849. Weight in the form of a human head. — Bronze. — Height o m. o 1 8 mill. , 

length o in. 029 mill. — Tell Defenneh, from Petrie's excavations 
(pi. XVII). 

Male head of archaic type; the hair spreads slightly outwards round hack of head. 

Solid and flat underneath. 
Preservation : Much oxidized and very indistinct. 

Bibl. : Journal d' entree du Musec , n° 2 7 87 4. 

27850. Mask of Seilenos. — Bronze. — Height o m. oh cent., breadth 

o m. o3 cent. (pi. XVII). 

Bald, with fat cheeks and short heard. A suspension-ring is attached to the chin. 

Slightly hollowed out behind. 
Preservation : Dirty and slightly corroded. 

Bibl. : Maspero, Guide, 1 883 , n" 5780, p. 3g5. 

27851. Male bust. — Bronze. — Height m. o^t cent., breadth m. 029 mill. 

— Bought, 28 November 1880. 

His head is slightly turned to his left. He has a beardless face and short hair. He 
wears a himation across chest and over left shoulder and a disk on his head. 
Ring behind disk. Bust hollow behind. 

Preservation : Ring broken; much oxidized and very indistinct. 
Bibl. : Journal d' entree du Musec, n° 2702 h. 

27852. Bust of Ero.s. — Bronze. — Height o m. o63 mill., breadth 

in. 087 mill. — Bought, 2 3 November 1 885 (pi. XVII). 

He has curly hair tied in a tuft above forehead, wears a thick wreath round his neck. 
and the ends of two small wings appear above his shoulders. The bust ends below 
in a point; large suspension-ring on top of head; flat hack. 

Preservation : Covered with rusty green patina and indistinct. 

Bibl. : Journal d'enlree du Musee, n° 27083. 

Calal. du Musee, n° 27G31. 8 



58 CATALOGUE DU MUSEE DU CAIRE. 

27853. Bust of Egyptian god (Osiris?). — Bronze. — Height o m. 0G0 mill., 

breadth o m. 0A1 mill, (pi XVII). 

Looking down io his right. He wears sleeveless tunic, fastened on the shoulders, and 
tall cap flanked by plumes and rani's horns. He is beardless. Suspension-ring 
hehind cap. Bust hollow behind. 

Preservation : Green patina here and there. 

27854. Bust of Egyptian god. — Bronze. — Height o in. oil-?, mill., breadth 

o m. o-}.j mill. (pi. XVII). 

Like n n ay 853. His head is slightly turned to his left. He wears sleeveless tunic and tall 

cap with plume on each side. Suspension-ring hehind cap. Bust hollow hehind. 
Preservation : Surface slightly cracked; green patina here and there. 

27855. Bust of Isis. — Bronze. — Height o in. o38 mill., breadth o m. 022 mill. 

(pi. XVII). 

Her head is slightly turned to her right. She wears chiton and fringed mantle, with 
knot between breasts, and headdress of cow's horns, disk, plumes, and corn-cars. 
Her hair is waved to each side and fastened in a knot behind, and formal tresses 
hang over her shoulders. Cast solid. Roughly flattened behind. 

Preservation : Somewhat oxidized. 

27856. Medallion with head of Medousa in relief. — Bronze. — Diam. 

o m. o53 mill. — Bought, a3 November 1 885 (pi. XVII). 

The head is of the usual type, with troubled expression and wild hair. Small wing's 
above temples and twisted band under chin (serpent?). Remains of large ring 
behind. Cast. 

Preservation : Ring broken; dirty and corroded. 

Cim.. : Journal d' entree du Musee, n° 27020. 

27857. Medallion with head of Medousa in relief. — Diam. o m. 08 cent., 

depth o m. 03") mill. 

Of same type as n°3785G, with small wings springing from temples and snake-knot 

under chin. Repousse work. 
Preservation : Large chip out of the edge; dark green patina. 



CHEEK BRONZES. 59 

27858. Disk with Dionysiac head in relief. — Bronze. — Diain. o in. ohk mill. 

Youthful head to front, framed by streaming locks and surmounted hy a wreath of 

leaves and berries; there is a band across forehead. The back is flat. Cast. 
Preservation : Covered with rusty green patina. 

27859. Medallion with bust of Eros in high relief. — Bronze. — Diain. 

o m. o3 cent. — Bought, a3 November i 885 (pi. XMI). 

Looking to his right. lie is closely draped in a mantle and wears a wreath. His right 
arm hangs against his bosom inside the drapery. The bust is surrounded by a raised 
ring. Flat behind. Cast. 

Preservation : Dirty and somewhat worn. 

Bmr,. : Journal d' entree du Muscc , n" 97027. 

27860. Mask of Paniska(?). — Bronze. — Height 111. 078 mill., breadth 

o 111. o85 mill. (pi. XVII). 

Youthful head with pointed ears and short little horns, long hair blown out to each 
side of face and a wreath of sharp spikes (corn-ears?) with a pod of rose-lotus in 
the middle above forehead. Il-shaped wrinkles between the brows. Pupils marked. 
Has been attached to a flat surface; hollow behind with flat edges. Cast. 

Preservation : Broken through neck (not clear how much more of it originally 
existed); one spike of wreath broken; much corroded in places and covered with 
rusty green patina. 

Birl. : Journal d'cnlree du Muscc, n" a65gi. 

27861. Disk with bust of Aphrodite in relief. — Bronze. — Diam. o m. o36 mill. 

— Bought (pi. XVII). 

Represented to front, draped, holding up fan in right hand and holding drapery 
against bosom in left. Her hair is confined by a band. A small naked Eros reclines 
against her left shoulder. Notched ring round ed^ } c of disk. Cast. 

Preservation : Rather badly oxidized. 

Bibl. : Journal d'cnlree du Muscc, 11° 20713. 

27862. Mask of lion. — Bronze. — Height m. o^i6 mill., breadth 

o m. oh 1 mill. 

Cast; hollow back and open mouth; has been attached against a Hal surface. 
Preservation : Underside of mouth broken; rusty green patina; remains of lead 
soldering inside (?). 



GO CATALOGUE DU MUSEE DU CA1RE. 

27863. Mask of Seilenos. — Bronze. — Height o m. 111 mi]]., breadth 

o m. 076 mill. — Abydos, 3o March 1881 (pi. IX). 

Bestial face with long shaggy heard and hair. It has a flat hack and three holes for 
attachment through ears and heard. Above the head is a horizontal semi-cylinder 
(open hehind) with mouldings in the middle and at each end. Cast. 

Preservation : Chipped here and there round the edges; dirty and covered with rusty 
green patina. 

Bibl. : Journal d' entree du Musee, n" 25oG4; Maspero, Slip-catalogue , n" 58i5, trOrnemenl d'un 
anneaii dc porle?». 

27864. Bronze attachment with female bust in relief. — Height o m. 202 mill., 

breadth m. 102 mill. (pi. XV). 

Shape as shown. Ahove is a female bust, to front, draped, with hair dressed in two 
rows round forehead and three formal tresses on each shoulder. Below, it ends in 
a long pointed leaf, between two volutes. There is a large vertically iluted semi- 
cylinder (open hehind) above the female bust and there is a hole for attachment on 
each side. Pupils impressed. Cast. 

Preservation : In fairly good condition. 

27865. Handle of some large article. — Bronze. — Length m. 2 i5 mill. — 

Alexandria according- to Catalogue Maspero (pi. IX). 

Consists of a large ring attached to an oval plaque from the broad end of which 
a large palmelte projects at an obtuse angle. The ring has an oval knob in front 
and bead moulding between the knob and the palmelte. There is a small rosette at 
the junction of the ring and the palmelte and a half-rosette at the foot of the 
palmelte. Indistinct marks on the plaque to which the ring is attached. 

Technique : Cast in one piece. 

Preservation : One volute broken off; surface dirty. 

Bibl. : Journal d'enlree du Musee, n° a53:23; Maspero, Slip-catalogue, n" 5771. 

27866. Palmette. — Bronze. — Height o m. 1 1 cent., breadth o m. 1 3 5 mill. 

(pi. XIX). 

Open-work palmelte as shown, with sharp-pointed projections between the ends of the 
arms. From the lower end springs a small akanthos leaf with an erect projection in 
the centre. 

Technique : Cast. Marks of culling belween the leaves (probably done on the model). 

Preservation : Oxidized a good deal; crack belween the ends of two arms. 



GREEK BRONZES. 61 

27867. Palmette. — Iron. — Height o m. 10 cent. , breadth o in. iaa mill. — 

Thebes (pi. XIX). 

Open-work palmelte with sluds at the ends of the arms. In the centre is a head of 
Sarapis(?) to front, wearing modius(?). Has apparently heen attached against a flat 
surface, point downwards. 

Technique : Cast. Head hollow behind. Traces of soldering on hack. 

Preservation : Upper end hroken off; surface dirty. 

Bibl. : Journal d' entree du Musee, n" 258g3. 

27868. Palmette. — Bronze. — Height o m. o56 mill., breadth o m. 077 mill. 

Corner-ornament from the top of some object, the corner being ohtuse-angled. The tip 

of the palmelte is curved outwards. Cast. 
Preservation : Badly oxidized and dirty. 

27869. Ornamental stem. — Bronze. — Length o in. 3o cent. (pi. XIX). 

A hollow cylindrical stem with vertical flutings, ending in the protome of a griffin 
with head turned hack and forelegs stretched out. The griffin has pointed cars, 
spiked mane and fringe round throat. Its neck is covered with cross-hatchings and 
dots and there is also a small design below its throat < ^'. 

Technique : Cast hollow. 

Preservation : Oxidized a good deal; griffin's ears and mane chipped. 

27870. Radiate crown (l) . — Bronze. — Height o m. 07 cent., breadth 

o m. o85 mill. (pi. IV). 

A ring with rays round the upper part and a disk on the top; on the latter is a uranis 
to front, wearing disk. 

Technique : Cast in one piece. 

Preservation : Two rays hroken. 

27871. Radiate crown. — Bronze. — Height m. 073 mill., breadth 

o 111. 08 cent. (pi. IV). 

Surmounted by a disk on which is a serpent wearing pshent (Agalhodacmon), erect 
to front. The rays are flatter than those of n° 27870 and their inner ends stand out 
in relief upon the ring. Cast. 

Preservation : One ray broken off entirely and another partly. 

(1) In the illustration on pi. IV llic dark space inside llie ring is merely background. So too with 11° 27871. 



62 CATALOGUE DU MUSEE DL CAIRE. 

27872. Handle of a sword. — Bronze. — Length o in. lU cent. (pi. VI). 

In [he form of the head and neck of an eagle. There are three studs along each side of 
the neck. Straight guard with round ends and raised edges. Hole below for 
insertion of end of blade. Impressed concentric circles on round ends of guard. 

Technique : Cast hollow. 

Pueservation : Dirtv and slighlly oxidized. 

Bibi,. : Notice, 1895-1897, a" 300. 

27873. Handle of a dagger. — Bronze. — Length o m. og-i mill. 

In the form of a woman standing in a meditalive altitude with a dagger in her right 
hand and chin resting on left hand. Her left foot is drawn back. She is naked to 
ihe waist, below which a garment is fastened round her hips leaving the left leg 
bare. Her hair hangs loose over her back. Above her forehead is an indistinct 
ornament (or knot of hair?). At her feet lies a serpent with jaws apart, while 
behind her on the ground is an upturned head. The guard is formed by two 
projecting dogs' heads (?), ending in leaves on the inner side. Round hole below 
for insertion of end of blade. 

Preservation : Corroded and incrusted. 

27874. Handle of knife. — Bronze. — Length o m. 068 mill. (pi. VI). 

In the form of a panther springing on a fawn. He seizes it by the left ear with his 
teeth and fastens his claws in its neck. The fawn has its forelegs gathered for a 
spring and its hindlegs stretched out. The two figures arc placed on a calyx, 
below which, and separated from it by a ring of small studs, is a reversed lily 
calyx with spiral ends. Slit below for insertion of iron blade, of which a fragment 
remains. 

Technique : Cast solid. 

Preservation : Green rust here and there; end of iron blade preserved. 

27875. Handle of knife. — Bronze. — Length o m. 08 h mill. (pi. VI). 

The upper part is in the form of a bearded man, wearing breastplate and short 
cloak over shoulders (?), standing with left leg advanced, head slighlly turned to 
left and right hand raised to the side of his bead. Indistinct object like tree-stump 
by his right side and support behind legs. Be stands on the lop of a calyx, below 
which is a reversed lily calyx. Narrow hole below for insertion of end of blade. 

Technique : Cast solid. 

Preservation : Covered with thick green patina which makes details very indistinct. 



GREEK BRONZES. 63 

27876. Handle of knife. — Bronze. — Length o m. 073 mill. (pi. VI). 

In the form of a greyhound's head seizing a small hare. The head issues from a small 
calyx, below which is a reversed lily calyx, the two heing separated by a raised ring 
with rope pattern. Below the lily calyv is a rectangular piece with a slit for insertion 
of blade. 

Technique : Cast solid. 

Preservation : End of hare somewhat broken. 

27877. Handle of some instrument. — Bronze. — Height o m. 078 mill. 

(pi. VI). 

In the form of a monkey in silting position holding something against his body in 
both arms. His feet are on the edge of a small ring formed by the end of his tail, 
I he left being crossed over the right. The arms and legs as well as the ring below 
are intended to fit round a shaft and there is a nail-hole in the back of the ring for 
securing the shaft. 

Technique : Cast solid. 

Preservation : Rusty green patina. 

Bibl. : Arch. Anzeiger, igo3, p. 1 '19 , tig. 4, « AJfen der com Apfel frisstn. 

27878. Double - bladed axe. — Bronze. — Length m. 1 6 cent., breadth across 

middle o m. o5 cent. — Alexandria according to Catalogue Maspero. 

The edges are concave and slightly curved outwards at the ends. Hound hole for shaft. Cast. 
Preservation : Cracked open along one side of the hole through the centre; edges 
blunted and chipped; incrusted with dirt; green patina. 

Bibl.: Maspero, Guide, 1 883 , p. ill, n° 5o,33; Notice, 1899-18(17, 11° 36y. 

27879. Double-headed axe. — Bronze. — Length o m. 06 cent. (|>l. XIX). 

Sec illustration. Rectangular hole for shaft. The edges are very broad and not intended 
for cutting. Cast. 

27880. Pair of compasses (l) . — Bronze. — Length o m. to3 mill. — 

Behnasa, fouilles Petrie (pi. XIX). 

For shape see illustration. Mouldings along the outside. 

Preservation : A good deal oxidized. 

Bibl. : Journal d J entree dtt Musec, n° 3 1780. 

! '' ttCompas de reduction, la petite ouveiture dormant le tiers de la grander (Journal.) 



64 CATALOGUE DU MUSEE DU CAII1E. 

27881. Bar from a pair of scales. — Bronze. — Length o m. 127 mill. 

Thin round bar with a small flaltened-out ring at each end and a small ring above 

the centre. 
Preservation : One end broken off; corroded. 

27882. Bar from a pair of scales. — Bronze. — Length m. i3 cent. — 

Behnasa. 

Like n" a 788 1 ; slight moulding at each end; a suspended ring is preserved at one end. 
Preservation : One end broken off; central ring broken; corroded. 

27883. Spatula. — Bronze. — Length in. 12 cent. — Behnasa, foiiilles 

Petrie (pi. XIX). 

One end is in the form of a swan's head with curving neck; the other end is flat and 

rectangular like a small spade. Cast. 
Preservation : A few notches in the flat end; slightly oxidized. 

Bibl. : Journal d' entree duMusee, n" 3i754. 

27884. Spatula. — Bronze. — Length o m. 1 1 3 mill. — Behnasa (pi. XIX). 

Oval blob at one end; the other end has a raised ring round its neck but the rest 

of it is broken away. Cast. 
Preservation : One end broken off; oxidized. 



27885. Needle. — Bronze. — Length o m. 126 mill. 

Plain, with slit in the head. Cast. 
Preservation : Slightly bent and oxidized. 



27886. Long pin. — Bronze. — Length o m. 192 mill. (pi. XIX). 

Moulding near one end; both ends are pointed, but the shorter end is much blunter; 

in the middle the shaft is square in section with bevelled edges, but becomes 

round towards the ends. Cast. 
Preservation : Rusty green patina here and there. 



GREEK BRONZES. G5 

27887. Part of uncertain instrument. — Bronze. — Length o m. io3 mill. 

(pi. XIX). 

Shape as shown; one end is flattened out and pierced hy a small hole. 
Technique : Cast; flat hack. 
Preservation : Covered with green rust. 

27888. Boss. — Bronze. — Diam. o m. 06 cent. (pi. XIX). 

Plain hoss surrounded hy a nearly flat rim with wavy edge. There is a circle of 
twelve holes round the edge. Hole also near top, hut not certain whether original. 
Technique : Cast; marks of turning, probably derived from wheel-made model. 
Preservation : Oxidized. 

27889. Brooch. — Bronze. — Diam. m. o5 3 mill. (pi. XIX). 

Rosette-like, open-work ornament with circular centre and four \5)<z) shaped leaves 

separated from each other hy four narrow buds. Remains of ring behind. Cast. 
Preservation : Much corroded and covered with rusty green patina; ring broken. 

27890. Ring. — Bronze. — Breadth m. 022 mill. — Collection Huber. 

Elliptical bevel with engraved inscription and ornament below as shown. 6gA£t *) 
Preservation : Worn and slightly oxidized. 

Dibl. : Journal d'enlree du Musee, n° 5-342; Maspero, Slip-catalogue, n° 5865. 

27891. Ring. — Bronze. — Breadth of ring o m. 02/i mill., height of bust 

o m. 027 mill. (pi. XVII). 

With a bust of Sarapis, draped and wearing 7noclius w . Cast. 
Preservation : Green patina. 

Bibl. : Journal d' entree du Musee , n° 28633. 

27892. Ring. — Bronze and red stone. — Breadth o in. 02 3 mill. 

With broad bevel and engraved gem on which is a representation of a bird, to left, 
pecking at an insect. The gem is elliptical and the representation in intaglio. 

(1) A common type : cf. Schreiber, Alex. Toreutik, p. 3o8, fig. ho and Arch. Anzeiger, 1901, p. 121, fig. 1 1. 
Catal. du Musee, n° 27G3 1. 9 



66 CATALOGUE DU MUSEE DU CURE. 

27893. Stamp. — Bronze. — o m. 070 mill, x o m. 02a mill. Breadth of 

ring- m. 028 mill. 

Rectangular stamp with inscription in relief: !\2. v/ Y"^) 

There is a ring hehind with an oval top on which is a trefoil impression. Cast. 
Preservation : Letters clear and sharp. 

27894. Stamp. - 1 — Bronze. — m. o58 mill, x m. 029 mill. Breadth of 

ring o m. 027 mill. 

Rectangular stamp with inscription in relief within a raised border : !i^?^f qV*, 

There is a ring hehind. Cast. 

Preservation : Oxidized and dirty; crack through top of ring. 

27895. Key. — Bronze. — Length in. o 1 6 mill. , bread th of ring m. 2 5 mill . 

(pi. XIX). 

Small key attached to a ring which is rectangular in section. Cast. 
Preservation : Somewhat oxidized. 

Bibl. : Gayet, L'Art Cople, p. 58 (?). 

27896. Necklace. — Bronze. — Diam. o m. iq5 mill. — Meir (pi. XVIII). 

Plain ring with one end twisted into a hook and the other into a circular catch. 

Conical knob at the end of hook. Cast. 
Preservation : Rather badly oxidized. 

Bibi,. : Journal d 'entree du Musee, n° 3 1 575. 

27897. Necklace. — Bronze. — Breadth from front to back o m. 1 65 mill.. 

breadth from side to side o m. 172 mill. — Meir (pi. XVIII). 

The front part consists of a flat strip with an impressed line along the middle and a 
row of small impressed circles on each side of it. At each end of this Hat strip is a 
small female breast in relief, and in the middle of it is a small triangle, in relief, 
covered with little studs (puhes?). Reyond the breasts are short, ribbed shafts into 
which the ends of the back part of the necklace fit. The back part consists of a plain 
arc with a small globular swelling in the middle. Of late period probably. 



GREEK BRONZES. 67 

Technique : Both parts cast. 
Preservation : Badly oxidized. 

Bibl. : Journal d' en tree du Musee, a" 3 1 076. 

27898. Necklace. — Bronze and lead. — Breadth from side to side m. 1 65 mill. . 

diam. of disk o m. o/io mill. 

Composed of a plain ring with ends twisled into hook and catch and with three 
ornaments attached to the front. The middle one is a disk of lead with a headed 
border round the edge; a bronze disk like a coin with indistinct representation in low 
relief (?) is placed in the centre of it; between this and the edge there is a narrow 
strip of lead arranged in a zig-zag pattern between two circular strips; it is probable 
that the interstices were filled with inlay, and there arc remains of small square 
studs of bronze round the inner circular strip. On each side of the disk is a smaller 
lead plaque in the form of three circles back to back with three small bronze bosses 
on the top and beaded borders round about. 

Technique : Bronze details cast; lead details cut out of a thin sheet; one end of the 
bronze ring is flattened out for the securer adherence of the lead disk. 

Preservation : Badly oxidized; the three bronze bosses of the right hand ornament 
broken away; details broken away from the disk (?)- 

27899. Large ring. — Bronze. — Diam. o m. 071 mill. — Edfou. 

Flulings round the outside. 

Technique : Cast; tool-marks on inside? 

Preservation : Slightly oxidized. 

Bibl. : Journal d'enlrec du Musee, Q° 3o637. 

27900. Large ring. — Bronze. — Diam. o in. 071 mill. — Edfou. 

Similar to n" 9780,0,. 

Bibl. : Journal d'enlrec du Musee, n" 3o637. 

27901. Horse's bit. — Bronze. — Length m. 16/1 mill. — Bought. 

Shape as shown; the centre bars are fluted spirally; the side bars have had a hole 

through each end. 
Preservation : Ends of side bars broken off; badly oxidized. 

Bibl. : Journal d" entree du Musee , n" 3oo5o. 

9- 



G8 CATALOGUE DU MUSEE DU CAIRI-. 

27902. Etruscan mirror with incised decoration. — Bronze. — Diam. o m. 1 h c. 
— Alexandria (Guide, 1 883 ) ; presumably bought (pi. XVIII). 

On the concave side is a representation of two naked youths (Dioskouroi?) in a hall- 
sitting attitude, leaning towards each other. Their heads are in profile and their 
hodies in three quarter view. Both of them have the farther knee hent; the nearer 
hand rests on a shield, and the other hand hangs against the knee. Between their 
heads is a small (lower or knot; to right is a large akanthos leaf and a spray; 
the whole scene is encircled by a wavy ivy-wreath; and there is a palmetto above 
the handle. The convex side has a narrow notched border, and above the handle is 
a palmette-and- spiral pattern. Short flat stem for insertion in a handle. Later 
Etruscan style; perhaps brought from Italy in recent times. 

Preservation : Stem bent; incrusted in places with pitch, soil and fibre of wood; 
green patina. 

Bibl. : Maspebo, Guide, i883, n" 5883, p. io5: Guide, 1902, p. 271; Guide, i()o3, p. 358. 



27903. Female figure. — Bronze. — Height o m. 07G mill. — Elephantine. 

A naked female figure of r Coptic n style in a dancing altitude with right leg crossed 
over left and holding up some object like a ring in each hand. Probably part of some 
utensil. Cast. 

Preservation : Right arm and part of ring in left hand broken off; legs broken off from 
knee down. 

Bibl. : Journal d' entree du Musee, n" 25932. 



27904. Vessel on four wheels. — Bronze. — Height o m. 12 cent., breadth 
o m. 1 3 5 mill. — Bought (pi. XIX). 

Consists of a rectangular lower half, with mouldings and open-work floral pattern 
along the sides, and a cylindrical upper half with mouldings. There is a (lat 
projection from the rim with an iron nail in it, apparently for a revolving lid. The 
wheels are four-spoked; the back ones overlap the front ones; they run on short 
bars projecting from the sides of the vessel, and there is an iron pin through the 
the end of each bar to keep them in place. Along the inside of the bottom are two 
raised bands in imitation of axles. The bottom is pierced by four round holes. 

Technique : Cast in separate pieces. 

Preservation : Lid wanting; much oxidized and covered with a coaling of dirt and 
green rust. 

Bibl. : Journal d'cntree du Musee, n° 3oo52; Arch. Anzeiger, 1903, p. 1^7 and fig\ 3 d. 



GBEEK BRONZES. G«J 

27905. Small tripod stand (l) . — Bronze. — Height o in. o5 cent., breadth 
o m. o56 mill. — Bought. 

The sides are shaped llius fr\ and lliere is an incised pattern Ar along the corner 

edges. 
Technique : Cast. 
Preservation : Top broken; one cross beam broken; oxidized. 

Dibl. : Journal d' entree du Musce, n° 99998. 



27906. Ornamental circlet (top of altar?) (2) . — Bronze. — Diam. of base 

o m. 1 1 cent., height o m. o5i mill. (pi. XV). 

In the form of a crown with a wavy ivy-wreath (impressed) round the middle, slight 
mouldings above and below, and a ring of palmettes round the top with tips turned 
forwards and a spiral ornament at the base of each. Broken off from some utensil; 
the inside is rather rough. 

Technique : Cast. 

Preservation : Palmettes broken a good deal; badly oxidized: several holes in the side. 

Bra. : Journal d' entree du Musce, n" 28^07 (?). 

27907. Large ornamental ring. — Bronze. — Height o in. r>5 cent., breadth 

om. 18 cent. (pi. XVIII). 

Vertical ring with a socket below in which the lop of a stem has been lixed. The 
upper half of the ring is composed of two groups of men lighting with animals 
(panthers?). In the left hand group the man, who is naked and beardless and has 
long hair hanging over his shoulders, advances to left seizing the animal's mouth 
with his left hand and plunging his sword into its head with his right; the animal 
is bounding to right with legs outstretched. The companion group has probably 
been similar but the figure of the man is lost. The lower half of the ring is covered 
by corroded remains of chains which have apparently been suspended from it. 
Early Greek work"? 

Technique : Cast. 

Preservation : Ruined by corrosion. 

Bra. : Journal d' entree du Musee , 11" 3 1 GG8. 

''' I have seen in Cairo a similar stand with a vase attached lo ( lie lop of it. 

M A small allar with similar lop is sketched in the Journal, under n B, a8 h 07 (bought; proumance Ba^lieh). 
N° 2790G may he the upper part of this. 



70 CATALOGUE DU MUSEE DU CAIRE. 

27908. Stem of small candelabrum (?). — Bronze. — Height o m. 2 23 mill. 

(pi. XV). 

Plain round stem with small disk near lop and mouldings at both ends. 
Technique : Cast solid; top and base have been soldered on. 
Preservation : Corroded and covered with green patina; disk chipped. 

27909. Small base (of candelabrum ?). — Bronze. — Height o in. o3i mill.. 

diam. o m. 060 mill. (pi. XV). 

Round base with mouldings; Hat top and slighllv concave bottom: round hole in top 

where some object has been attached. 
Technique : Cast hollow. 
Preservation : Corroded and covered with rusty green patina. 

27910. Small base. — Bronze. — Height o m. o33 mill., diam. o in. 073 mill. 

Round base with mouldings; flat on top and hollow underneath; cf. pi. XV, n° 270. 1 2. 

Perhaps from a candelabrum like n° 27796. Cast. 
Preservation : Slightly corroded and covered with green patina. 

27911. Small base. — Bronze. — Height o m. o33 mill., diam. m. 072 mill. 
Same as n° 27510. 

27912. Small base. — Bronze. — Height o m. o33 mill., diam. o m. 073 mill. 

(pi. XV). 



>ame as 



n ' 27910 and 270,1 1 . 



27913. Base. — Bronze. — Height o m. o45 mill., diam. o m. 1 17 mill. 

Round base with mouldings; flat on top and hollow underneath. Cast. 
Preservation : Slightly corroded and covered with green patina. 

27914. Base (?). — Bronze. — Height o m. 0/12 mill., diam. o m. 1 58 mill. 

Round, with mouldings; flat top with circular mouldings round centre; hollow 

underneath, the edge being turned inwards. Cast. 
Preservation : Corroded and covered with green patina; small hole on one side. 



GREEK BRONZES. 71 

27915. Base (?). — Bronze. — Height o m. 018 mill., diam. m. 087 mill. 

Low round base with flat top; hollow underneath with raised concentric rings. 
Technique : Cast; traces of attachment on top. 
Preservation : Corroded; rusty green patina. 

27916. Ring. — Bronze. — Height 01. o35 mill., diam. o m 081 mill. 

Ring with rectangular edges and deep groove round outside. Cast. 
Preservation : Coated with dark green rust; incrustation in places. 

27917. Herakles (1) . — Bronze. — Height in. o35 mill. 

Tiny figure of Herakles seated on a rock. He leans forward resting his head against 
his right hand, the knee being raised to support the elbow. His left hand, holding 
indistinct attribute (probably club), hangs over his left thigh. He is bearded and 
(juile naked, and apparently wears a thick band round his head. 

Technique : Cast solid. 

Preservation : Badly oxidized , feet and part of arms being eaten away. 

27918. Herakles. — Bronze with green patina. — Height o m. 1 1 9 mill. 

( P i. i). 

A naked and beardless Herakles, brandishing his club over his head; bis left arm 
hangs down, the hand being lightly clenched; his right knee is advanced. Clumsy 
work. 

Technique : Cast solid : clear space between club and head. 

Preservation : Entire. 

27919. Nike. — Bronze. — Height o m. ia3 mill. (pi. II). 

Standing with head turned to left and left arm stretched out : has apparently been 
blowing a long trumpet, the inner end of which is still visible. Her right arm is 
akimbo and her right leg turned slightly round. She wears a sleeveless chiton with 
girdle over apop I 'ygma. The arrangement of her hair is indistinct, but there is a sort 
of knot above forehead. 

The back of the figure is plain, like that of a terracotta. There is a projection at the 
lower end for attaching it to some object. 

Preservation : Half of right arm, trumpet and part of wings broken or worn awav ; 
surface corroded. 

(1 ' Cf. Babklon ct Blaxchkt, Brrimes antiques, p. a33, n° 558. 



72 CATALOGUE DU MUSEE DU CAIUE. 

27920. Aphrodite (?). — Bronze. — Height o m. i63 mill. — Tell Defenneh 

[Maspero, Guide\ (pi. II). 

Naked female ligure standing with legs slightly apart and both hands held up. Her 
head is slightly turned to her left. She holds a short indistinct attribute in her left 
hand. There is a bracelet round her left wrist and she wears a necklace with 
pendant disks. Her hair hangs down in tresses like strings of round beads. The pubes 
is strongly emphasized. 

Very rude work, probably of late period. 

Preservation. Right hand and both feet broken off; surface corroded. 

Bim.. : Maspero, Guide, 1 883 , p. 399, 11° 5821, rMylilta nue, levant tes deux bras. Fabrique 
babylonienne. Epoque persane«: Arch. Anzeiger, 1908, p. i5i and fig. 5 b. 

27921. Eros. — Bronze. — Height o m. o83 mill. 

Stands looking up and holding up a vase or other object in his left hand. His shoulders 
are slightly turned to his left and his right foot drawn back. He is winged and 
naked and has a knot of hair above forehead. High, flat plinth, apparently for 
attachment to some object. 

Preservation : Right forearm broken off; entirely ruined by corrosion. 

27922. Female Deity. — Bronze. — Height o m. 188 mill. — Alexandria (pl.II). 

Stands with right leg drawn back and head slightly turned to her right. Her left fore- 
arm is held out and the hand grasps a short round stem. She wears a girt Dork- 
chiton and a mantle is draped over left shoulder, carried round front of body and 
thrown over left arm; shoes on feet (?). Her hair is drawn to each side over the 
cars and fastened together behind, and a narrow tress hangs down on each side of 
neck : it is surmounted by a tutulus and a vertically fluted stephanc, the lower part of 
which projects forward. 

Technique : Cast hollow. Right arm meant to be added separately. Eyes hollowed for inlay. 

Preservation : Right arm wanting; edge of mantle chipped; surface partly covered 
with green substance. 

Bibi.. : Maspkro, Guide, i883, p. Ao3, n" 585o. 

27923. Bust of Alexandria. — Bronze. — Height o m. o85 mill. — Collection 

Huber. 

Wears chiton and elephant-cap with veil underneath. The bust is hollow behind and 

the eyes are hollowed for inlay. Poor work. 
Preservation : End of elephant's trunk broken. 

Bibi,. : Journal d' entree du Musee, n° 7252 ; Maspero, Guide, 1880, p. 89a, 11° 579ft. 



GKEEK BRONZES. 73 

27924. Draped figure. — Bronze. — Height o m. 10 cent. — Bought (pi. II). 

Wears long drapery reaching to feet. The right knee is advanced, the head slightly 
turned to right, and an indistinct object hangs from left hand. There is a thick 
fringe of hair round face. 

Very rude modelling, done with knife, the hack being left plain like that of a terra- 
cotta. The pupils are pierced. 

Preservation : Right forearm broken off. 

Bibl. : Journal d' entree du Muscc , n" 2f)836. 

27925. Child in the pose of an actor (?) (l) . — Bronze. — Height o m. 06 cent. 

(pl.V). 

Small figure standing with right hand against chin. He is enveloped from neck to knees 
in a mantle which hangs over left shoulder hut leaves right arm free. His left fore- 
arm is raised a little so as to hold up the draperv which covers it. Eves rendered by 
small projecting lumps. 

Preservation : Somewhat oxidized. 

27926. Small flute-player. — Bronze. — Height o m. o33 mill. (pi. V). 

Tiny figure of primitive style blowing a large instrument which he holds with both 
hands and wearing a cap with peak curved forward. The lower part of body is merely 
a short stump projecting at the base. 

Preservation : Slightly broken below : somewhat oxidized. 

27927. Flute-player. — Bronze. — Height o m. 076 mill. (pi. V). 

Figure of rude style standing with legs close together and blowing a flute which he 
holds with both hands. He wears a loincloth. His hair hangs over his ears and is cut 
short in a straight line round back of neck; ilis represented bv raised dots. 

Preservation : Rather worn and oxidized; break through flute. 

27928. Small figure of rude style (2) . — Bronze with green patina. — Height 

o m. 06 cent. (pi. V). 

Wears girt tunic with short sleeves and a high hood or helmet, holds up some object 
in his right hand and holds out his left forearm. His head is slightly turned to his 
left. The figure is merely flattened out below. 

Preservation : Somewhat worn and oxidized. 

(1) Cf. Babelox et Blanciif.t, Bronzes antiques, p. 43t, n" 976. 

(2) Possibly, as v. Bissing suggests, a Milhraic figure. 

Catal. du Musee, a" s~G3 1. 10 



1U CATALOGUE DU MUSEE DU CAIBE. 

27929. Panther of Dionysos. — Bronze. — Height o m. 067 mill. (pi. VI). 

Sits on hindquarters, looking up to left, with right foreleg raised. Its mouth is open 

and a vine-spray is wreathed round its neck. Thin hase. 
Preservation : Piece of hack broken away. 

27930. Sphinx. — Bronze with green patina. — Height m. 07G mill., length 

of plinth o m. o65 mill. (pi. VI). 

Female Sphinx seated on hindquarters and holding forelegs straight out. Her tail is 
curled round tier, right haunch. She has wings with curling ends and her hair is 
arranged in a thick roll round her head. A Q shaped pendant (impressed merely) 
hangs from her neck. Rather narrow base, open underneath and not closed in at 
the two ends ; there is a pattern along each side (impressed) consisting of egg 
moulding with a narrow notched line along the top. Probably for attachment to 
some utensil. 

Technique : Cast solid. 
Preservation : In good condition. 

27931. Lamp. — Bronze. — Height m. 1 38 mill., length o m. zk cent. 

(,,1. XII). 

Rather large lamp in the form of a dolphin with upward-curving tail. A long spout, 
with Hat lop and rounded end, projects from its mouth; its tail ends in a calyx of 
sharp-pointed leaves with an opening in the middle; and on its back there stands 
an upright, rectangular post, rather Hat and with a hole through the middle for 
suspension. 

Preservation : Slightly corroded. 
Bibl. : Gayet, L'Arl copte, p. 291. 

27932. Lamp. — Bronze. — Height o m. o5 cent., length o m. 18 cent. — 

Bought (pi. XII). 

Flat-topped bowl with raised ring round oil-hole and hinged lid on the lop of which 
stands a small elephant with upraised trunk. On one side of bowl is a rude mask 
with wide open mouth : incisions below as if to represent a beard. Long rectangular 
handle narrowing towards ouler end and wilh volutes at inner end. Rather long 
spout projecting from between volutes similar to those of handle. 

The bowl stands on a small base and has a double bottom, the bole through the mouth 



GREEK BRONZES. 75 

of the mask leading into a lower compartment between the two bottoms. The lower 
bottom has been soldered on and there is a nail-head in the middle of the upper one. 
Preservation : Slightly oxidized : hole below spout. 

Bidl.: Journal d'enlrce du Musee, n" 28553. 

27933. Lamp. — Bronze with polished black surface. — Height o m. 07 cent. 

(|,1. XII). 

In the form of a human head with small nozzle below chin. The head is of youthful 
type with thick hair. Above forehead is a large tuft with opening for oil, and in front 
of this is a suspension-ring. Slightly raised base. 

Pupils hollowed and line round iris. 

Preservation : The bottom, which has been added separately, is wanting : surface 
slightly damaged. 

27934. Lamp. — Bronze. — Height o m. 08/i mill., length in. 17 cent. — 

Bought, a3 November i885 (pi. XII). 

Long spouted lamp with Hat top which projects round the edges and is bordered by 

an impressed line; opening on top, ( ^ 1 shaped, with edge for a lid to fit into 

it : volutes on each side of spout and a small impressed circle on each of the inner 
ones : round , saucer-shaped nozzle with hole in the middle. What the shape of 
handle has been is not clear; there is a ring behind from the back of which projects 
a long, upright support. Ring-base, sloping outwards. There is a hollow cone up 
the middle of bowl, rectangular on the inside, for fitting on to the spike of a 
candelabrum. 

Preservation : Lid (with hinge) and part of handle broken off; somewhat oxidized. 
I>iB(.. : Journal d'enfree ilu Musee, n" 27026. 

27935. Small candelabrum (1] . — Bronze. — Height m. sk cent. (pi. XV). 

Three short legs with hoof-shaped feet and a knob above each; rings of small dots at 

intervals round stem : small, bell-shaped capital. 
Preservation : Top wanting; badly oxidized. 

27936. Bust of Hermes from a tripod. — Bronze. — Height o m, 08 k mill. 

Looking straight forward; wears plume and wings, and a fillet-end hangs down on 
each side of neck. The bust is naked and is set on the top of a small plinth with 

( 'l Does not belong lo llie same group as those catalogued on p. fio IT. 



7G CATALOGUE DU MUSEE DU CAIRE. 

moulding round top and bottom. Rectangular bar behind with upturned end. The 
hair behind is roughly represented by means of round studs. Pupils impressed. 

Technique : Cast solid in one piece with opening in plinth in which are the remains 
of the top of an iron tripod-leg. 

Preservation : Top of plume broken; powdery green patina. 

27937. Bust of Hermes from a tripod. — Bronze. — Height o m. 07 h mill. 

Head slightly turned to his right; wears plume, wings, and band round back of head. 
The bust is naked and rises from a calyx set on the top of a small rectangular 
plinth with mouldings. Bar behind, apparently without upturned end. 

Pupils impressed; wrinkle across forehead. 

Technique, (last solid in one piece with opening below for tripod-leg. 

Preservation. Plume broken; badly oxidized. 

27938. Bust from a tripod. — Bronze. — Height o m. 077 mill. 

Naked female (or effeminate male) bust, rising from a calyx. Her head is slightly 
turned to her left. She wears a necklace with small pendant in front. Her hair is 
parted down the middle, drawn to each side, waved round forehead and knotted 
up behind; there is an impressed line along the middle of the wavy part, and two 
tresses hang loose on each side of neck. Small plinth and broad bar behind with 
upturned end. Pupils impressed. 

Technique : Same as n° 37987. 

Preservation : Powdery green patina. 

27939. Vase-handle. — Bronze. — Height o m. 1 o5 mil I., breadth om. 096 mill. 

(pi. IX). 

Vertical handle, probably from a jug. The stem is composed of two long leaves which 
end below in volutes and which are separated by a long thin serpent stretched up 
the back of the handle : its head projects above and the tip of its tail is curved to 
its right. The upper part of the handle, which has been fastened horizontally 
round the rim of the vase, is in the form of two long-billed birds' heads : the backs 
of their necks are sheathed in volutes which emerge from the top of the handle. 
Cylindrical thumb-piece with groove round the middle. Triangular leaf between 
thumb-piece and serpent's head. Inside flat. 

Technique. Cast in one piece. 

Preservation. The tip of the tail-piece between the volutes is broken off; somewhat 
oxidized. 



GREEK BRONZES. 77 

27940. Vase-handle. — Bronze. — Height o m. 117 mill. — Bought, 

a3 November 1 885 (pi. IX). 

Lower part of vertical handle like n° 970,30,. The stem consists of two long leaves which 
end below in volutes with a small forward-curling leaf between them. Below is an 
oval tail-piece with representation in relief. A youth in Phrygian costume is seated 
to left upon a rock with right elbow on knee and head propped against his hand ; 
his face is turned to right and his left hand hangs over his left knee. He wears a 
garment with long sleeves , anaxyrides, hood over back of head and cloak over shoulders. 

Technique : Like n° 2 70 3 9. 

Preservation : Upper part broken off; edges chipped; surface worn and oxidized. 

Bibl. : Journal d' entree (hi Music, n" 270-2 1. 

27941. Vase-handle. — Bronze. — Height m. oGh mill. (pi. IX). 

Lower part of vertical handle. Stem like that of n" 279/10, ending in volutes. Below 
on tail-piece is a bust of Nike in relief to front. She looks up with head slightly 
turned to her right ; her hair is waved to each side and fastened in a knot on lop of 
head; small wings appear above her shoulders and she wears a Doric chiton. 

Technique : Cast like the preceding; the piece of the vase to which the tail-piece was 
soldered has broken away along with it. 

Preservation : Upper part broken off; worn and oxidized. 

27942. Vase-handle. — Bronze. — Height o m. 17 cent. (pi. IX). 

Curving vertical handle (in the form of two rounded stems side by side) with trian- 
gular tail-piece. Oval thumb-piece near top with round knob at outer end. Connec- 
ting bar (rounded and with slight curve) between lop and middle. 

Technique : Cast in one piece from a roughly finished model. 
Preservation : Slightly oxidized. 

27943. Vase-handle. — Bronze (with black surface). — Height in. 106 mill. 

(,>1. IX). 

Vertical handle. Polygonal stem, Hal on the inside, tapering towards lower end; it is 
nearly upright but has a slight curve outwards below. End of stem attached to upper 
part of a convex, oval tail-piece with spine down back and round knob 
below. The upper part of handle is shaped as sketched, the inner side 
fitting round the rim of the vase. 

Technique : Cast in one piece. 
Preservation : In good condition. 




78 CATALOGUE DU MUSEE DU CAIKE. 

27944. Handle. — Bronze. — Length o m. i5 cent. (pi. X). 

The ends, which are flat and oval, have been attached horizontally; the handle itself 

curves upwards. Ring round middle and sunken line round each end'". 
Technique : Cast solid. 
Preservation : Oxidized. 

27945. Handle. — Bronze. — Length o m. \U cent. 
Same as n° 279/1/1. Rather badly oxidized. 

27946. Handle. — Bronze. — Length m. 1 55 mill. 

Similar to n° 279/1/1 , hut rather thicker in the middle. Rather hadly oxidized. 

27947. Handle. — Bronze (with black surface). — Length o m. i5 cent. 
Similar to n° 279/1/1. Slightly oxidized. 

27948. Handle. — Bronze. — Height o m. 076 mill., length o in. i33 mill. 

(pi. X). 

See pi. X. The ends, which are flat on the inside, have heen attached horizontally, ihe 
handle itself curves upwards. Moulding round middle, consisting of three rings. The 
ends are in the form of serpents' heads, the necks being covered with impressed 
dots and the faces represented to front, and a hand of impressed pattern curves 
round the inner side of each end. 

Technique : Cast in one piece. 

Preservation : Surface somewhat corroded. 

27949. Handle. — Bronze. — Height o m. 075 mill., length m. i3a mill. 

Duplicate of n" 279/18. 

Preservation : Break through one end; surface rather corroded. 

27950. Handle. — Bronze. 

Similar to n" 279/18, but with shallower mouldings round middle and without the 
impressed patterns on the ends. Corroded. 

'■) For this detail, representing a joint in the stem of a plant, cf. llihlesheimcr Silberfund, p. 63. 



GREEK BRONZES. 79 

27951. Handle. — Bronze. — Height o m. 08 cent., length o in. 1 h cent. 

(pi. X). 

Of same type as n° 279/18. Ring round middle. Ends in the form of ducks' heads, the 

necks being covered with impressed dots. 
Preservation : Tip of one end hroken off; surface rather corroded. 

27952. Handle. — Bronze. — Height o m. 070 mill., length o in. io5 mill. 

Of same type as n° 37968. Mouldings round middle. Ends in the form of animals' 

heads, prohahly greyhounds. 
Preservation : Badly oxidized; one end hroken olF. 

27953. Handle. — Bronze. — Height m. 09 cent., length o m. 16 cent. 

(pi. X). 

Of same type as n° 97968. Moulding round middle. The ends are in the form of 
horses' heads, the mouths heing partly open: the ears project outwards: the mane, 
which forms a curve over forehead, is represented hy impressed lines and the hair 
of the neck hy short strokes. The inner end of the neck emerges from an impressed 
calyx. Traces of an impressed pattern on each side of moulding. 

Technique : Like n° 279/18. Inside of ends slightly hollowed (for soldering on to vase). 

Preservation : Slightly oxidized. 

27954. Handle. — Bronze. — Height o m. 00,0 mill., length o m. i5 cent. 

(pi. X). 

Of same general type as n" 279/18. Thick ring round middle. Each end is in the form 
of the pro tome of a galloping horse emerging from a sort of calyx with curving 
leaves. The horses have short erect names. The handle on each side of the central 
ring is covered with impressed lines and dots (indistinct), perhaps intended to 
represent the stem of a plant. Rather rude style. 

Preservation : Leg of one horse hroken off; oxidized. 

27955. Handle. — Bronze. — Height o m. 08 cent. , length m. 1 55 mill. 

(pi. X). 

Of same type as n° 279/48. Square-cut moulding round middle. The ends are in the 
form of animals' heads (dog with something in mouth?) represented to front and 
issuing from rudely impressed leaves. 

Preservation : End of one head hroken; slightly oxidized. 



80 CATALOGUE DU MUSfiE DU CAIRE. 

27956. Handle. — Bronze. — Height o m. 08 cent., length o m. 17 cent. 

(pi. X). 

Of same type as n° 279/18. Moulding round middle. Not clear whether the ends arc 

intended to represent animals' heads. 
Preservation : Badly oxidized. 

27957. Handle. — Bronze. — Height in. 1 1 cent., length m. 90 cent. 

(pi. X). 

Upward-curving handle, horizontally attached. The front of the stem has round-tipped 
flutings and in the middle is a comic mask in relief, with wig and wide-open moulh. 
The roots of the handle are decorated with various ornaments : at Ihe inner end is 
a calyx and at the outer end a palmette : below Ihe palmetto are two spirals bound 
together; there is a small, pointed leaf above the middle of the spirals and a small, 
heart-shaped leaf below. 

Technique : Like n" 27948, etc. 

Preservation : Dirty green patina. 

Bibl. : Maspero, Slip-catalogue , n° 596G. 

27958. Handle. — Bronze. — Height o m. 10 cent., length o in. 1 55 mill. 

(pi. X). 

Upward-curving handle, horizontally attached. The stem is in the form of a knotty 
branch (incised lines round the knots) and the ends consist of five-branched leaves, 
pendant. The stem broadens out into a sort of disk at each end and above this is 
a ring in relief. The back is plain. 

Technique : Four holes for nails through each end of handle. 

Preservation : Tip of one leaf broken; somewhat oxidized. 

27959. Handle. — Bronze. — Height o m. 1 1 cent., breadth o in. 090 mill. 

(pi. X). 

Of same type as n° 2 7 9 5 8. Ring round middle of stem. The ends consist of two 
rather fat-faced female masks with a tress hanging down on each side of head and 
a palmette below chin : small projection above on the outer side. Rather shapeless 
connecting-bar between the masks (perhaps remains of a channel in mould). 

Preservation : Oxidized; palmette below right mask and projection above left mask 
broken off. 



GREEK BRONZES. 81 

27960. Handle. — Bronze. — Length o m. 112 mill. (pi. X). 

Upward-curving handle; attached horizontally. The stem is rectangular in outline 
(hut round in section); there is a ring round middle and a line round each corner 
(to represent a joint). Small ends with downward-curving lips. 

Preservation : Oxidized; impression of cloth round stem. 

27961. Handle. — Bronze. — Length o m. 111 mill. (pi. X). 

Horizontal handle of rectangular form with ends in the shape of rudely made palmelles. 
The stem is rectangular in section. 

Preservation : Slightly corroded. 

27962. Handle. — Bronze. — Length o m. 127 mill. (pi. X). 

Stem rectangular both in outline and in section. Quadrilateral ends with slightly 
concave sides and cylindrical hinges (real or sham?). 

Preservation : Badly oxidized. 

27963. Handle. — Bronze. — Height o m. io5 mill., length o m. 173 mill. 

— ff Achat et fouilles de Tell el Daphne, mai i883.« 

For shape see pi. X. The lower part is slightly curved so as to fit round the side of a 
convex utensil; three nails are driven through it : they have round flattened heads 
on the outside and on the inside they end in rather large round studs to which 
small pieces of thin copper from the side of the vessel are still adhering. The handle 
proper stands out a little distance : it is rectangular in outline and hexagonal in 
section. Its upper corners are in the form of horses' heads with long manes; a wisp 
of hair hangs over forehead and another round front of each ear; the iris of the eye 
is incised and the lashes are rendered by short incised strokes; there is a curving 
line round top of shoulder. The back of handle is as carefully executed as the front. 
Good work of early Greek style. 

Technique : Cast solid in one piece; mane, eye and all interior markings incised after 
casting. 

Preservation : Ear of one horse broken off; surface covered with green patina and 
incrusted with dirt in places. 

Dim,. : Maspero, Guide, 1 883 , lioo , n" 5876, rrDeux poignees d'un grand vase en bronze, dont les 

debris furent trouves, dit-on, a Tell Defenneb*. 
Catal. iln Musee , ii° 2 7 6 3 1 . 11 



82 CATALOGUE DU MUS&E DU CAIRE. 

27964. Handle. — Bronze. — Height o m. io5 mill., lenglh o m. 18 cent. — 

rr Achat et fouilles de Tell el Daphne, mai i883.r> 

Companion of n" 27963. Similar in every respect, but from a slightly different model. 
Preservation : Tips of horses' ears broken off; surface covered with green patina and 
incrusted with dirt in places. 

Bibi,. : Same as n° 97563. 

27965. Foot of some utensil. — Bronze. — Height o m. 1 U cent. — Bought, 

Fayoum, January 1891 (pi. XVI). 

In the form of a dolphin with tail curved upwards; its mouth is open, its body very 
thin and flat, and there is a slit in the end of its tail for attachment of utensil (?). 
Rectangular plinth with mouldings and rather narrow waist, and conical support 
between plinth and dolphin. 

Technique : Cast solid in one piece. 

Preservation : Badly oxidized. 

Bibf.. : Journal d' entree clu Musee, n° 2920/1. 

27966. Foot like n° 27965. — Bronze. — Height o in. 1 45 mill. — Bought, 

Fayoum , January 1 8o, 1 . 

Part of same utensil as n" 279GF) and probably made from same original model. 
Badly oxidized. 

Bibl. : Journal d 'en tree du Musee, n" 2 920 U. 

27967. Foot like n° 27965. — Bronze. — Height o m. t/to mill. — Bought , 

Fayoum , January 1801. 

Part of same utensil as n os 9 796 0-27960 and in similar condition. 
Bibl. : Journal d' en tree du Musee , n" 9920/1. 

27968. Foot of some utensil. — Bronze. — Height o m. \h cent. (pi. XVI). 

In the form of a child Dionysos issuing at the thighs from a calyx which ends below 
in the hindleg of a lion. He wears an animal's skin over his shoulders and holds a 
pile of fruits in it with his right hand. His left arm has been raised; he is looking 
down to his right; and he has curly hair with a knot above forehead and plait down 
back of head. At his back is a large hollow receptacle for upper part of utensil to 



GREEK BRONZES. 83 

be fastened into; it has a thick rim round top, is rectangular, and tapers downwards, 

ending in a volute. 
Technique : Cast solid in one piece; small hollow below foot. 
Preservation : Left arm broken off; rim behind head broken; dirty green patina. 

27969. Foot of some utensil. — Bronze. — Height o in. 08 5 mill. (pi. XVI). 

In the form of a naked male figure with long hair and beard and arms akimbo, 
ending below in the hindleg of an animal; wing-like projections behind shoulders, 
at right angles to each other. Cast solid; foot flat underneath. 

Preservation : Oxidized somewhat. 

27970. Leg of some utensil. — Bronze with black surface. — Height 

o m. o33 mill. (pi. XVI). 

In the form of an animal's foot surmounted by two wings at right angles to each 
other; the wings issue from a calyx of three narrow curling leaves. Small hollow 
below foot. 

27971. Leg of tripod or other utensil. — Bronze. — Height in. oo,5 mill. 

(pi. XVI). 

In the form of lion's hindleg surmounted by lion's head with open jaws and protruding 
tongue. From behind head rises a rectangular receptacle with opening inside (in 
which are some remains of lead soldering) and thick rim with mouldings round 
front and sides. Circular, concave-sided plinth, flat underneath. 

Technique : Cast solid in one piece. 

Preservation : Front of top broken off; powderv green patina. 

27972. Leg of some utensil. — Bronze. — Height m. o54 mill. (pi. XVI). 

Foot of lion surmounted by small head of goat(?) between volutes. The top is hollow 

behind and there is also a small hollow below. 
Preservation : Rather worn and dirty; green patina here and there. 

27973. Leg of some utensil. — Bronze. — Height m. 11 cent. — Thebes. 

Exact replica of n° 27838 and no doubt part of same vessel. Worn and oxidized. 

Bibi.. : Journal d' entree du Musee, n° a588i. 

1 1 . 



84 CATALOGUE DU MUSEE DU CAIBE. 

27974. Foot of some utensil. — Bronze. — Height o in. 06 3 mill. — Upper 

Egypt (pi. XVI). 

In ihe form of the forepart of a ram, standing. A flat horizontal bar sticks out behind, 

and in ihe middle of this a small hole is pierced. 
Pheservation : Powdery green patina. 

Bibl. : Journal d' entree du Musee, n" 2855 1. 

27975. Foot of some utensil. — Bronze. — Height o in. 068 mill. (pi. XVI). 

In the form of an eagle standing on a circular plinth with mouldings. His right leg is 
drawn back and his wings outspread. Hollow behind between wings and tail; plinth 
also hollow. 

Preservation : End of beak broken off. 

27976. Foot of some utensil. — Bronze. — Height o in. 00 5 mill. (pi. XVI). 

Animal's foot surmounted by beardless human face between tendrils. Circular plinth 
with groove round middle. Hollow on top and hollow underneath. 

Bibl.: Journal d 'entree du Musee, n" 29592. 

27977. Foot of some utensil. — Bronze. — Height o m. 1 15 mill. (pi. XVI). 

A hindleg, the lower part of which is like that of a quadruped while the upper part is 
feathered. Projecting rim round top of upper part with impressed design .; jWF) 
above. 

Preservation : Piece of top broken off. 

27978. Foot of some utensil (1) . — Bronze. — Height o m. o83 mill. (pi. XVI). 

Two human feet wearing sandals, side by side upon a small base. They are surmounted 
by a large, unrecognizable object (broken bust?). Behind rises a broad projection 
with rounded top : it stands back a little way and at its lower end behind is a small 
vertical ring(?). 

Preservation : Very badly oxidized. 

27979. Two-headed term. — Bronze. — Height o m. i5 cent. — Bought 

(pi. XVII). 

Usual rectangular projections at the sides. On one side is a head of youthful Dionysos 

'•' Cf. Der Ilildesheimcr Silberfund , pi. XXVII and p. 55 for a similar motive. 



GREEK BRONZES. 85 

with tresses on shoulders and band across forehead : an animal's skin is knotted 
over his left shoulder. On the other side is a female head (Ariadne or Maenad) with 
wavy hair hanging down her neck : her bosom is covered by a piece of drapery with 
rounded underside. Both heads are encircled by an ivy-wreath. Ball-shaped earrings (? ). 
Mouldings round foot of term (three bands in relief, the upper one denticulated). 
Above the two heads is a kalalhos-shaped stem with mouldings, and in the top of 
this is fixed a conical spike; there is a round hole in the side of the stem (for a 
nail?), and from below one can distinguish a hollow, rectangular object which 
seems to be the lower end of the spike. Part of some utensil (1) . 

Technique : Cast hollow; spike probably added separately. 
Preservation : Badly oxidized. 

Birl. : Journal d'entree du Music , n° 2o4()0. 

27980. Lid. — Bronze. — Length o in. 1 1 5 mill., breadth o m. or) cent. 

(pi. IX). 

Broad flat lid with long narrow projection in front, on each side of which is a short 
leg. On the top is a dolphin with tail curled in air and water flowing out of jaws. 
Behind is a projection with hole for hinge. Perhaps for a lamp. Cast. 

Preservation : Powdery green patina. 

27981. Protome of dog. — Bronze. — Height o m. o5 cent., length o in. 06 cent. 

— Bought, 9 3 October 1887 (pi. IX). 

Ilis head is slightly turned to his right and his mouth is open, showing the tongue; 
his legs are stretched out in front and his ears bent forward; rough hair about 
throat. Behind is a rectangular spike with remains of an iron nail through it. Has 
been attached to some object such as a lamp-handle. Cast solid. 

Preservation : Oxidized. 

Bidl. : Journal d 'entree du Musee, 11° 28128, tr&aini. 

27982. Handle of lamp or other utensil. — Bronze. — Height o m. 07 cent. 

(pi. IX). 

Curving stem ending above in a calyx of four leaves from which issues the head of a 
panther with protruding tongue; ring round upper end of handle : lower end, 
which has been soldered on to the bowl of the lamp, ends in a leaf between volutes 
with another small leaf on the upper side. 

Preservation : Somewhat corroded. 

M Cf. IHIJesheimer Silberfund, pi. XXVII. 



86 CATALOGUE DU MUSEE DU CAIRE. 

27983. Handle of a knife. — Bronze. — Length o m. 08 5 mill. — Bought 
(,,!. VI). 

Round stem with lozenge pattern (impressed) ending in the head of a bird; impressed 
lines round stem where bird's head begins; plain band round inner end and on the 
lop of this a small membrum virile; hole for attachment of blade. 

Preservation : Very badly oxidized. 

Bibl. : Journal d'enlree du Mttsee, n* 2855". 



27984. Stem. — Bronze. — Length o m. o63 mill. 

Short stem ending in the head of a dog, with mouldings round neck. Part of some 

utensil. 
Preservation : Somewhat oxidized. 



27985. Stem of some object. — Bronze. — Length o in. 1 3 5 mill. — Bought, 
i May 1 883 (pi. IX). 

Curving stem with flutings, ending in a dog's head : mouldings round stem where 

fluting ends. 
Preservation : Broken off short; dirty green patina. 

Bibl. : Journal d'enlree du Musee, n° a5253. 



27986. Bird. — Bronze. — Height o in. o^i9 mill., breadth o m. o'i-i mill, 
(pi. VI). 

Small bird (eagle?) seated to right with head to front and wings outspread : small 

base. Has been attached to the top of some object. 
Preservation : Worn and dirty. 



27987. Handle of some article (?). — Bronze. — Height o m. oy5 mill., 
breadth o m. 08 cent. (pi. IX). 

For shape see pi. IX. On each side is a horse's head with ring round inner end of 

neck. Round opening in base. Coptic probably. 
Preservation : Badly corroded. 



GREEK BRONZES. 87 

27988. Quince. — Bronze. — Height o m. o3 cent., breadth o m. o38 mill. 
(pi. VI). 

Realistically modelled : small leaves at outer end and small Lit of twig at inner end. 
Technique : Cast solid. 
Preservation : Slightly oxidized. 



27989. Leaf. — Bronze. — Height o m. oo cent., breadth o m. oha mill. 
(pi. IX). 

Sec pi. IX. At lower end is a large semi-circular projection with deep slit round the 
middle. 

Preservation : Badly oxidized. 



27990. Ornament from the top of some utensil. — Bronze. — Height 
o m. o85 mill., length o in. o55 mill. (pi. XIX). 

Consists of a knob with mouldings; (lie lower part is hollow and from one side there 
projects horizontally a short round shaft, hollow and with nail-hole at outer end. 
Perhaps from a chair. 

Technique : Cast in one piece. 

Preservation : Powdery green patina. 



27991. Top of some utensil. — Bronze. — Diam. o m. o43 mill. 

Consists of a disk with broad raised border : in the centre is a smaller disk to which is 
attached a chain : Hat underneath. Has apparently been soldered on to the top of 
some object. 

Preservation : Badly oxidized; links of chain stuck together. 



27992. Buckle. — Bronze. — o m. o38 mill, x o in. o33 mill. (pi. XIX). 

For shape see pi. XIX. The rectangular part consists of two thin sheets of bronze with 
a narrow space between them into which a piece of some thin material has been 
fastened; it is attached to the buckle proper by means of a hinge. Inner end of 
tongue is merely twisted round. Impressed cross on back of tongue. 

Preservation : Slightly oxidized. 



88 CATALOGUE DU MUSEE DU CAIRE. 

27993. Buckle. — Bronze. — o m. o3/t mill, x o m. 062 mill. — Tell 

Defenneli, fouilles Petrie (pi. XIX). 

Of same shape as n" 27992 but without the rectangular part. The tongue is roughly 

rounded with Hat underside, and is attached by a ring. 
Preservation : Badly oxidized. 
Bibl. : Journal d' entree du Musee, n" 27.370. 

27994. Part of some utensil. — Bronze. — Length o m. 1 1 5 mill. (pi. IX). 

in the form of three long leaves with curving ends between which appear the lips of 
two smaller leaves : the middle leaf has a raised line along its hack and a nail-hole 
near its outer end; underside flat. At the inner end are three small sharp-pointed 
leaves, the middle one in low relief, the others rendered by hatching. Above this the 
bronze is bent round, forming two right angles, andaring is attached to its outer side. 

Technique : Cast. 

Preservation : A good deal oxidized. 

27995. Disk with head of Medousain relief. — Bronze. — Diam. o m. ok 5 mill. 

— Simbelawein (pi. XVII). 

Of usual type, with wild hair, wings above temples, and serpent-knot below chin. 

Underside flat. 
Technique : Cast. 

Preservation : Oxidized and dirty. 
Bibl. : Journal d'entreedu Musee, n° 26796 bis. 

27996. Disk with bust of Nike in relief. — Bronze. — Diam. o m. 029 mill. 

(pi. XVII). 

To front, with head slightly turned to her right, wearing stephane, wings and chiton 
which has slipped down and exposes right side of bosom. The head stands out in 
high relief. Raised border round outside. Underside somewhat hollow . 

Preservation : Rather worn : green rust here and there. 

27997. Ornament with bust of Ammon in relief. — Bronze. — Height m. o h c., 

breadth o m. o32 mill. (pi. XVII). 

Small plaque with sloping sides and flat back. The god is represented to front wearing 
disk, plumes, ram's horns and necklace with pendant. Raised border round edge. 
Preservation : Broken below in the middle; green rust in places; face much worn. 



GREEK BRONZES. 89 

27998. Head of horned animal. — Bronze. — Height o in. 07 cent. — Bought, 

September 1891 (pi. VI). 

The moulli is half open. There is a raised hand across middle of face and various 
impressed patlerns over the rest of head. Ahove the hand a half-rosette with dot in 
the middle of each petal; below, a leaf pointing downwards; along each jaw a long 
curving leaf and on each cheek an ivy-leaf pointing inwards. The eyebrows arc 
represented and also the hair about the cheeks. Late? 

Technique : Cast hollow, mouth and nostrils being left open; markings partly 
incised (?). 

Preservation : Broken off short at neck; right ear and most of horns broken off; oxidized 

and dirlv. 

■j 

Bibl. : Journal d' entree du Musee, n" 29A22. 

27999. Mirror. — Bronze. — Diarn. in. 1 63 mill., height m. 2 1 cent. — 

Bought, 1 3 December 1882 (pi. XVIII). 

The disk is surrounded by various designs, guilloche pattern (impressed), narrow 
rope pattern (in relief), plain band in relief, and tongue pattern (impressed); 
raised edge with impressed egg moulding. The front is slightly convex. The handle 
is in the form of a ihree-leafed (lower, the inner one being sharp-pointed and the 
outer ones having curled-over tips. On the inner leaf is a palmctte between spirals 
and along each of the outer ones runs a long narrow branch : the spirals are tied 
together by a cross-hatched band, below which is a downward-pointing spike. 
Zigzag pattern along upper part of handle. 

Technique : Inner markings incised, the guilloche being done with compasses. Handle 

soldered on, though present solder may not be antique. 
Preservation : Corroded in places; back covered with rusty green patina. 

Bibl. : Journal d' entree du Musee, n" 26228; Maspero, Guide, 1 883 , p. 396, n" 5791. 

28000. Small stem. — Bronze. — Height m. 20 cent. (pL XV). 

For shape see pi. XV. There is a rectangular hole up the lower end as placed in the 
illustration. Impressed pattern round rim of disk; under-side of disk ornamented 
with small impressed festoons round edge and centre. Impressed circle on top. 

Preservation : Stem slightly bent; rather worn and corroded. 

Bibl. : Maspeko, Slip-catalogue , 11" 2833. 

32368. Eros or Genius. — Bronze. — Height o in. 08 cent. (pi. III). 

Small male figure, winged and naked, advancing with right leg foremost, holding 

Calal. du Musee, n" 2^631. 12 



90 



CATALOGUE DU MUSEE DU CAIRE. 



against left shoulder a large torch or long vessel with calyx-shaped lop and two 
hands round the stem. His right hand has held attribute which is broken off. His 
hair seems to he knotted over forehead; curls on hack of neck (?). Thin rectangular 
plinth. 

Technique : Cast in one piece. 

Preservation : Much oxidized; front of plinth hroken; break in right arm. 

Bibl. :Maspero, Guide, i883,p. 3o,5, n° 5781. 



32369. Boy with kerykeion. — Bronze; brown-black surface. — Height 
o m. 079 mill. — Bought, December 1 885 (pi. III). 

Advancing swiftly with left leg foremost. Right shoulder is thrown forward and the 
arm has been held out; in his left is the ken/Loon of Hermes. He wears a garment 
wrapped tight round body and fastened together on left haunch; there is a fringe 
behind, not continued round the edge in front. The hair is gathered into a knot 
above forehead ; back of head is smooth. 

Technique : Cast in one piece. 

Preservation : Right arm and left foot hroken off. 

Bibl. : Journal cl en tree (In Musce, n° 27061. 



32370. Female figure. — Bronze; black surface. — Height o m. 16 cent. 

Stands looking down to her left with left leg drawn back, holding a long sceptre or 
torch against her right side. The left forearm, which is held out, 
ends in a pointed stump. She wears a long chiton and a mantle 
which hangs over left shoulder and arm, is draped across front 
of body and carried over upper part of right arm, a slcphane 
with mouldings and line of impressed dots, lutulus, and a veil 
(or part of mantle) over back of head; the arrangement of the 
drapery is difficult to follow. Shoes on feet (?). Her hair is waved 
loosely to each side, a small lock hangs over middle of forehead , 
there is a long wavy tress on each shoulder, and a knot at hack 
of head is visible below the veil. Projection round lower end 
like edge of thin plinth. 
Technique : Cast hollow in one piece; open below; for forearm see 
above. Pupils marked. 
Preservation : Broken in two through the middle; hole behind, more or less restored 

with wax; top of sceptre broken off and lower part either corroded or badly cast; 

good deal of green rust here and there. 




CHEEK BRONZES. 



91 



32371. Anubis with tail of serpent. — Bronze. — Height o m. 072 mill. 

The tail is coiled and llie upper part of body is erect; right arm hangs 
by side and the hand holds ankh; left forearm has been held out. 
He wears wig, necklace and loincloth ; the wig has vertical markings 
in front but is plain behind, the necklace is merely a rough- 
surfaced band, and the loincloth is fluted in the usual manner. 
There seems to have been a disk or other ornament on the top 
of bead (or merely ears close together?). Thin rectangular plinth. 

Preservation : Ears, left hand, end of ankh, lip of tail and corner of 
plinth broken off; green patches on surface here and there. 

Bibl. : Arch. Aniciijer, JQo3, p. 1^9, tig. h a. 




32372. Head of Alexandria. — Bronze. 
m. o34 mill. 



Height o 111. o5 cent., breadth 



Like n° 978/13, open behind for attachment. The elephant's skin is wrinkled except 
under throat; the tusks are closer together than on n° 278/18; the eyes of the 
animal seem to be represented, but the right is much higher than the left. 

Preservation : Rusty green patina, very thick on chin and between tusks and trunk: 
inside choked up with soil. 

32373. Handle of some utensil. — Bronze. — Height o m. a 35 mill. (pi. XIX). 

The upper part is round in section, and there is a hook at the top, ending in an 
animal's head. The lower part is ornamented with mouldings (see pi. XIX) and ends 
in a thin flat hook with "^Vj)-shaped lip; the upper porlion of ibis hook is fairly 
broad, has Hanged sides and bears traces of soldering (?). Just above, and on the 
inner side of stem, is an upward-curling, spiral projection. From a simpulum? 

Preservation : Puisty green patina. 



32374. Steelyard. — Bronze. — Length o 
3i October 1 885 (pi. XIX). 



m. 



£75 mill. — Bought, 



For shape see illustration (1) . The top of the chain for holding the weighing-pan is in 
the form of a swan's or duck's neck, curving and bent double; it is attached to a 
ring which seems to have been hung on an iron pin fastened through a large slit 
in under-side of steelyard. The chain for holding llie instrument up has been 
attached in the same way. One of the upper sides of the steelyard is graduated 

thus 



I 



the length of the whole being o m. 3^5 mill, and the 



(l) A more complete and belter preserved specimen is reproduced in Leemans, /Egyptische Monumenten, vol. II. 
pi. CCL : said to come from Gournali (Thebes). 



92 CATALOGUE DU MUSEE DU CAIRE. 

seclions varying from o m. oik mill, to o m. 01 1 mill.; there is a mark of ihis 
form /V at the inner end. The lower edge on the same side is also graduated, but 
less minutely and less distinctly. On the lower part of the opposite side arc traces of 
punctuated marks, but in the present condition of the bronze they are almost 
indecipherable. Similar traces on the ungraduated part between the chains. Length 
from balance-chain to inner end of graduation is o in. 1 7 cent., and length from 
balance-chain to chain of weighing-pan is o m. 6/t cent. 

Preservation : Chains broken off; surface largely covered with rusty green patina. 

]>ibl. : Journal d'entree du Musee, n" 27000. 



32375. Part of some utensil, 
o m. 1 35 mill. 



Bronze. — Height o m. 11 cent. 



breadth 




i 



j 






% 



The central part is in the form of a crescent with 

three round studs across the middle, and on 

each side is a large perpendicular, doubled- 

over end in the form of a serpent. To each of 

these doublcd-over ends is attached a ring 

made of a rectangular strip of bronze bent 

into shape; the rings have been merely passed 

over the ends and not fixed on in any way. 

The crescent rises to a ridge along middle of 

front and the scales of the serpents are represented by semicircular impressions. The 

back is quite Hat. 

Preservation : Ends of rings broken off; much oxidized. 

Bibl. : Journal d entree du Musee, n° 36&2G. 



32376. Part of some utensil. — Bronze. — Length between extreme points 
m. 1 lx cent. — Abydos. 

Rectangular plate of bronze with a large mark on one side, to which 
some object has evidently been attached , and a projection on the 
other side with a square hole in middle. At one end of the plate 
is a hinge on which two pins seem to have moved, a little distance 
apart, perhaps intended to pass each on one side of the above- 
mentioned projection. At the other end of the plate is a crescent- 
shaped ring moving on a hinge; it has doubled-overends, perhaps 
meant to resemble birds' heads, a ridge along middle of front and 
a flat back. Sort of padlock? 

Preservation : Both pins broken off; badly oxidized and coated all over w 
green decomposition. 




blue and 



INDEX I. 



TO FORMER MUSEUM CATALOGUES. 



CATALOGUE 

GeHEBAL. 


JOURNAL D' ENTREE. 


MASPERO, 

Guide, 1 883 

and Slip-catalogue. 


NOTICE, 

1892-1897. 




Numbers. 


Numbers. 


Number*. 






2763l 


7254 


58o/i* 






2 7 3 5 


9 7 o3 9 








97637 




5 7 85 






2 7 638 


3i 7 /i8 








27643 
276/16 


29380 

28123 








276/17 


27680 








27651 


28323 








27652 


27528 








27653 


2 9 l5l 








27657 
27660 
2 7 663 


3 1692 


5 799 
58o3 






2766/1 


7251 


58i8 






27667 


29150 








27669 


27435 








97671 
9767/1 


26379 
31282 








2 7 683 


283 9 4 








27686 


28365 








27688 


33o38 








27689 
27690 
27692 
27693 
2769/1 
27697 
27702 


27030 
27636 
28391 
3i658 
7255 
3 1529 
29796 


587 1 






* Not in the printed Guide 


of 1880, hut only in the Slip-i 


atnlngiie. 







94 



CATALOGUE DU MUSEE DU CAIRE. 



CATALOGUE 




MASPERO, 


NOTICE, 




JOURNAL D'ENTREE. 


Glide, i883 




Gexkji.il. 




and Slip-catalogue. 


1892-1897. 


Numbers. 


Numbers. 


Numbers. 


Numbers. 


27704 


28496 






277II 


258 9 6 






277I 2 


2769O 






2 77 l5 




584 9* 




27718 


33o39 






27721 


6169 


5852* 




27722 




58oi 




27728 


28643 






27724 


27032 






27725 


27029 






2 7 7 2 6 


29152 






27728 


2663o 






2 77 3 7 




586i* 




2 77 43 


2 7 36 7 






27744 


3 6 3 9 






2774!) 


30626 






2 77 4 9 


2864 1 






27753 


29148 






2 77 55 


3o633 






2 77 56 


3oo53 






2 77 5 7 


29055 




389 


27759 






338 


27760 






33 9 


27765 


96466 (?) 






27766 


26467 






27768 


26467 






27769 


. 


r * 

5 9*7 




27778 


27022 






27782 




5 77 8 




27783 


3oo5i 






27785 


26708 






27786 


99343 






27787 


9953 1 






27789 






342 


27794 






34i 


2 779 6 






34 



GKEEK BRONZES. 



95 



CATALOGUE 


JOURNAL D' ENTREE. 


MASPERO, 

Guide, i883 


NOTICE, 




Gexeual. 




and Slip-calalngue. 


1892-1897. 




Numbers. 


Numbers. 


Numbers. 


Numbers. 




^7797 






3/u 




9 779 8 






3/i 3 




9 7799 


2856i 








2780/1 


96037 








97811 




582 6* 






97812 


3 6 3 5 








9789.3 


3o556 








9 7 833 


97806 








9 7 835 




5 7 7 9 






2 7 838 


9588i 








9 7 83 9 


33o37 








978/10 




588 1 






978/19 




5 8 1/1 






978/15 


975/1 1 








978/16 


95883 








978/17 


97025 








978/19 


9 7 3 7 '. 








9 7 85o 




5 7 8o 






9 7 85 1 


9702/1 








97859 


27033 








9 7 856 


27020 








9 7 85 9 


27027 








9 7 8 6 


26591 








97861 


9 5 7 i3 








9 7 863 


25o6/i 


58 1 5* 






97865 


25323 


:) 77'" 






97867 


258 9 3 








97879 






36G 




97878 




0933* 


*> C — 

007 




27880 


3 1750 








9 77 83 


3i 7 5/i 








97890 


52/12 


5865* 






97891 


28633 








97896 


3i5 7 5 








97897 


3i5 7 6 








97899 


3 6 3 7 








27900 


30687 









96 



CATALOGUE DU MUSEE DU CA1RE. 



CATALOGUE 
Gexekal. 


JOURNAL D'ENTREE. 


MASPERO, 

Giide, i883 
and Slip-catalogue. 


NOTICE, 

1892-1897. 


Numbers. 


Numbers. 


Numbers. 




27901 


3oo5o 






279O2 




5883 




2 79 o3 


25932 






27904 


3oo52 






2790") 
2 79 0G 


2 999 8 

28/to 7 (?) 






2 79°7 


3i668 






27920 
27922 
27923 
27924 


7252 
2 9 836 


5821 
585o 
5 7 <j4 




27932 


28553 






279 3/l 


27026 






279/10 

9 79 5 7 
2 79 63 


2702 1 
25434 


5966* 

58 7 6 




27964 


25434 


58 7 6 




2 79 65 
27966 


29204 
29204 






27967 

9 797 3 
2797/1 


29204 

2588i 
2855i 


. 




9 797 G 


29592 






27979 

27981 


2546o 

28128 






2 79 83 


2855 7 






2 79 85 


25253 






2 799 3 
27995 


2 7 3 7 o 
25796 bis 






2799 8 


29422 






27999 
28000 


25228 


5 79 1 
2833* 




32368 




5 7 8i* 




3 2 3 6 9 


2704 1 






3 9 S 7 4 


27000 






3 2 3 7 5 


36426 







Catalogue du Musee du Caire. — Greek Bronzes. 



PI. I 




27.631 





27.632 





27.634 





J 



27.637 



27.918 



27.638 



27.639 




27.640 




27.641 






27.643 




27.642 



27.644 




27.645 



27.646 



Phototypie Berthaud, Pans 



\ 



maw**** 



Catalogue du Musee du Caire. — Greek Bronzes. 



PI. II 




27.647 




27.652 





27.654 







27.649 




27.650 




27.700 




27.657 



\ 




27.658 





27.655 




27.660 




27.920 



27.922 



27.919 



27.924 



Phototypic Berlhaud, Pans 



fHfc isBBiRY 
BHMEOIY 8f ILUMOIS 



Catalogue du Musee du Caire. — Greek Bronzes. 



PL III 





27.665 





27.662 



32.368 





27.667 




27.690 





27.666 





& 




27.684 




27.687 



27.716 




27.715 



Phototypie Berthaud Paris 



c [tfOUMK 






Catalogue du Musee du Caire. — Greek Bronzes. 



PI. IV 





27.871 



27.669 







27.870 




:*■►* 









27.671 




27.674 



$f 





27.694 



27.703 



27.697 



Pholotypie BevUiawd, Pan* 



IKt uB8*H 



Catalogue du Musee du Caire. — Greek Bronzes. 



PI. V 







27.707 





27.925 





m 




\ 



v. 




y 



27.709 



27.714 



27.711 



27.710 





27.718 




27.713 



27.712 




M 



\& 



27.928 




27.926 





27.927 



27.721 



27.719 



Ptiolotypie Herthaud Paris 



Catalogue du Musee du Caire. — Greek Bronzes. 



PI. VI 




27.929 



27.877 



A. 



^FD 




27.723 



27.875 






27.731 




27.874 






27.983 



27.876 



27.736 





jam 







BE 



* 





27.726 






27.734 



27.998 



I 





W 



27.704 



i 




27.930 



27.872 



riiototypie Ucrtliaud Paris 



Catalogue du Musee du Caire. — Greek Bronzes. 



PI. VII 



# 






27.743 



Nil 







M 




•*>>."- 



««.r:. 




27.742 



27.820 







S^i 




'-■ '-^ j ». 




27.741 



27.819 



27.824 




S^5 





^ 




27.740 




?** 




27.823 




27.827 



27.826 



27.825 



Phototypie Berthaud Pans 



tut 









LWSQIS 



Catalogue du Musee du Caire. — Greek Broi 



nzes. 



PI. VIII 




27.755 




27.745 




27.746 



27.747 



Pliototypic Berlbaud, P«ns 



lilt 



Catalogue du Musee du Caire. — Greek Bronzes. 



PL IX 





27.941 




27.940 




27.939 



27.942 



27.753 




27.980 



27.758 




27.987 







27.981 



m 



*m 



\..J>~~ 



v^ 



27.865 






S 






y 



27.994 



27.982 



27.985 



27.864 



Pliolotypie BtMthaud, Tans 






* 



Catalogue du Musee du Caire. — Greek Bronzes. 



PI. X 





27.963 



27.957 



A^ 



>^ 




27.950 




27.953 




27.961 



. 





27.962 



27.959 




27.958 




1 



27.944 



Thototypie Berthnud Paris 



N 



si »r 



5f ILLINOIS 



Catalogue du Musee du Caire. — Greek Bronzes. 



PI. XI 



. 





27.771 




27.781 




,* * 



27.768 




27.776 




27.777 





~*^~^S 



^* «*^S 






-.\ 



i 



27.761 







r .-~ 




27.780 




27.765 




27.769 




27.778 



,N 




S- i 



/ 




21.760 



!> 




27.759 



• 



Phototypie Bertlnmd, Pans 



' 



Catalogue du Musee du Caire. — Greek Bronzes. 



PI. XII 





S^ 



27.785 



27.786 



27.779 





27.782 



27.775 





27.787 



Y 



.. 



Wt 



27.783 




27.934 



27.933 



27.931 



Pliotolypic Berthaud Pans 



list ufiKAflY 

--\:3 



Catalogue du Musee du Caire. — Greek Bronzes. 



PI. XIII 






*" 



i 



27.788 



27.791 



27.818 



£>;:! 



27.795 27.817 



27.789 



Photolypie Berlliaud Pans 



:.A 



..-,- 



Catalogue du Musee du Caire. — Greek Bronzes. 



PI. XIV 









27.793 






27.803 



27.800 (a and V) 




27.802 (a and V) 



27.798 (a) 




27.807 






•iV 



H 
* 



27.804 





**S> 




27.797 



Pholotypie Beiihaud, Pahs 









smm of bllwois 



Catalogue du Musee du Caire. — Greek Bronzes. 



PI. XV 




27.814 



27.912 



27.909 



Pholotypie Berthaud Pans 



Catalogue du Musee du Caire. — Greek Bronzes. 



PI. XVI 







27.835 




27.832 




27.977 






27.834 




27.971 




27.830 





27.972 



27.975 



27.838 








27.070 




27.978 




27.974 





27.976 




27.836 




t 



27.965 



27.969 




Phototypie Berlhaud, Pans 



Catalogue du Musee du Caire. — Greek Bronzes. 



PI. XVII 




27.849 








27.848 



27.855 




27.847 





27.850 




27.997 



m , 



: -*& 

\ 






% 

27.852 

B 

27.891 



27.853 



27.854 




27.843 



27.859 




27.996 






27.979 



27.841 






27.856 



/.**•* 



i 



1 1 H • 



^ 



'U* 



27.860 




27.839 



27.842 



I'holotypie Berlhaud Paris 



Hit UBRIffl 



Catalogue du Musee du Caire. — Greek Bronzes. 



PI. XVIII 





27.897 



27.898 




27.896 





27.902 




27.999 



27.907 



Pbototypie Beithaud, Pans 



■:. 






Catalogue du Musee du Caire. — Greek Bronzes. 



PI. XIX 




n : i or 






27.883 



27.992 






27.889 



27.993 



WiNPil 




27.880 





27.895 



27.869 




27.866 



Phototypie BtMthaud, Pans 



iHt LiBJU&f 



GREEK BRONZES. 97 

INDEX II. 

PROVENANCE. 



Abousir, 27726. Kanlara, 277/13. 

Abydos, 27721, 278G3, 3237G. Koptos, 278/10, 278/1."). 

Alexandria, 27667, 27835 (?), 27860 , 27878, 

27902, 27922. Medinet Habou, 27695-27699. 

Meir, 27896, 27897. 
Behnesa(Oxyrynchos), 27638,27880, 27882, Mit Rabineb (Memphis), 27757. 
2 7 883, 2788/1. 

Sa el Hagar (Sais), 27693. 
Defenneb (tell), 278/19, 27920, 27963 (?), Simbelawein, 2799.5. 
27966(f), 2 799 3. 

Thebes, 27728, 27765 (?), 27766, 27768, 
Edfou, 27711, 277/1/1, 277.55, 27812, 27899, 27838, 278/16, 27867, 27973. 

27900. 
Elephantine, 27903. Upper Egypt, 27787, 2797/1. 

Eayoum, 27657, 27686, 27965-27967. Zagazig (near Bubaslis), 2771.5. 



INDEX III. 

SUBJECTS. 



Actor, 2771/1, 27925; see also 27709, 27710, Ariadne, 27979 (?). 

2775/1. Arm, 27719, 27720. 

Agathodaemon, 27871. Artemis, 27659 (?). 

Alexandria, 27863, 278/1/1, 27923, 32372. Axe, 27703, 27878, 27879. 
Altar, 27738, 27810-27816, 279o6(?). 

Amnion, 27783, 27997. Balance-weight, 2770.5, 2770*6, 27867-278/18. 

Anubis, 27693, 2769/1; with tail of serpent, Beggar, 27707. 

32371. Bird, 27780, 27892, 27939, 279.51. 27986; 

Ape, 27735, 27877. see also crane, eagle, vulture. 

Aphrodite, 276/17-27656, 27828, 27829, Bit, horse's, 2790 1 . 

27861 , 27920 (?), 27938(f). Boy, 27715-2771 8; with kervkeion, 33369. 

Apis, 27738. Brooch, 27889. 

Cntal. da Muscc, n° 2 7 (> 3 i . 1 3 



98 



CATALOGUE DU MUSEE DU CAIRE. 



Buckle, 27992, 2799.3. 
Dull, prolome of, 27757. 

Candelabrum, 27788-27808, 27908-2791 2 (?). 

27935. 
Comic figure, 27710. 
Compasses, 27880. 
Composite deity, 27703. 
Cornucopiae, 27692. 
Crane, 27706. 

Dagger, handle of, 27873. 

Demeler, 27(555-27658. 

Uionysos, 276&0-276&3, 27761, 27776 (?). 

27823, 27979. 
Dionvsos, child, 27826, 278.39, 27860, 

27968. 
Dioskouroi, 2766.5, 27666. 
Dog, 27725-27728, 279.52 (?), 2 79 55 (?), 

27981, 27986, 2 79 85. 
Dolphin, 27667, 27690, 27776-97778, 

27931, 2796.5-27967, 27980. 

Eagle, 277.33-27735, 27976. 
Elephant, 279.32. 

Eros, 27661-27668, 27806, 27852, 27859, 
27861, 27921, 32.368; see also 27689, 
27690, 27691. 

Fawn, 27876. 

Flule-player, 27926, 27927. 

Foot, 27722. 

Foot of utensil, 27830-278.39, 2796.5- 27978. 

Frog, 27785. 

Gilded bronze, 2766.). 
Goat, 27806, 27972 (?). 
Greyhound, head of, 27876. 
Griffin, prolome of, 27869. 
Grotesque, 27709. 

Handle, 2 7 865, 27877, 27 9 o3(?), 32.373; 

see also dagger, knife, lamp, sword, vase. 
Hare, 27876. 
Harpokrates, 27669, 27676, 27677, 27680- 

27681, 27683-27691. 
Helios, 2786 1, 27862. 



Herakles, 27739, 27917, 27918, 27637. 
Hermes, 27638-27660, 27760, 27820-27822, 

27936, 279.37. 
Horse, 27730-27732, 27953, 279.56, 27963, 

27966, 27987. 
Horus, 2769.5, 27696. 

Inscription, 27697, 27759, 27765, 27855, 

27890, 2789,3, 27896. 
Jsis, 27669-27679, 27855; see also 27662- 

2 7 656, 27865/ 

Jackal, 27696. 
Jug, 2776.3-2776.5. 

Kerheros, 27636. 

Key, 27895. 

knife, handle of, 27876-27876, 27983. 

Lamp, 277.59-27787, 27931-279.36. 

Lamp, handle of, 27768 (?), 27787, 27982 (?). 

Lar, 27701, 27702. 

Leg, 27721. 

Lid , 27980. 

Lion, 27736, 277.37, 27767, 27786, 27862, 

2 797 A - 

Lolus, 27669, 27676-27677, 27680-27682. 

Maenad, 27868, 27979 (?). 
Mask, 27816, 27932, 27967. 
Medousa, 27866, 27867, 27996. 
Mirror, 27902, 27999. 
Monkey, 27877. 
Mouse, 27769. 

Necklace, 27896-27898. 

Needle, 27886. 

Negro, 27867, 27711. 

Nike, 27660, 27919, 27961 (?), 27996. 

Omphale, 27700. 

Osiris, 2 7 853 (?), 27866 (?). 

Palmelte, 27866-27868. 

Pan, 27666, 27761, 27764(f), 27769, 

27802, 27826. 
Paniska, 27860. 



GREEK BRONZES. 



99 



Panther, 277.59-27760, 97876, 27929, 

27982, 27723, 27726. 
Patera, 27766-27768. 
Phrygian youth, 27960. 
Pin] 27886. 
Priapos, 27826. 
Pygmy, 27706-27706. 

Quince, 27988. 

Radiate crown, 27870-27871. 

Ram , 27976. 

Rat, 27769. 

Ring, 27890-27892. 

Ring, large, 27899, 27900, 27916. 

Sarapis, 27632-27635, 2781.5, 27891, 

^ 2 7 86 7 (?). 
Satyr, 27750, 277.53. 
Scales, 27881-27882. 
Seilenos, 27716, 27813, 27816, 27837, 

27850, 27863. 
Serpent, 27939, 27968-27950, 3237.5. 
Siren, 27833. 
Spatula, 27883-27886. 
Sphinx, 27779, 2 7834, 27835, 27930. 
Stag, 27729. 



Stamp, 27893-27896. 
Steelyard, 32376. 
Strainer, 277.56. 
Sword, handle of, 27872. 

Term, 27639, 27660, 27979. 
Tripod, 27817, 27818, 27905. 
Tripod, bust from, 27819-27829, 27936- 
2 79 38. 

Uraeus, 27669, 27676, 27675, 27678, 
27682, 27692, 27813, 27816, 27870. 

Vase, 27739-277.57. 

Vase in form of bust, 2 7739 -277 '12. 

Vase in form of head, 27763. 

Vase -handle, 27767-277.53, 27939-27966. 

Vessel on wheels, 27906. 

\ ullure, 27786. 

Warrior, 27713. 

Weight, 27869 : see balance-weight. 

Wolf's head, 27757. 

Wrestlers, 27712. 

Zeus , 27631. 



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SERVICE DES AXTIOUITKS DE L'EGYPTE 



r r 



CATALOGUE GENERAL 



DKS 



ANTIQUITES EGYPTIENNES 



DU MUSEE DU CAIRE 



N os 27631-28000 ET 32368-32376 



GREEK BRONZES 



PAR M. C. C. EDGAR 




LE CAIRE 
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Notice suit lb temple de Louqsor, par G. Daressv. — In-8", Caire, i8g3. — Prix : P. T. 8 (a francs). 

Notice sun letehiple de Medinet-iiabou , par G. Daressy. — In-8°, Caire, 1897. — Prix : P.T. 12 (3jrancs). 

Annales du Service des Antiquites, lomes I a V. — In-8°, Caire, 1900-1903. Le sixieme volume est sous 
presse. 

(Les Annai.es formeront chaquc annec un volume de 18 a 23 feuillcs, avec planches. Cliaque volume sera vendu 
an priv de P.T. 97 1/2 [a5 francs].) 

Le Musee egyptien. — Tome I. — Jn-4" avec 46 planches, Caire, 1890-1900. — Prix : 3a fr. 5o. 

Tome II, 1" fasc. — In-4" avec 17 plancbes, Cairo, 190/i. — Prix : 22 francs. • — Le second fascicule est 
en preparation. 

Plan des necropoles tuebaines, parE. Baraize. — T'livraisou, Teuilles 9, 20, 21, 3i ot 32. — In-f", Caire, 
190'!. — Prix : P.T. 28 (7 francs). — La 2' livraison est on preparation. 






PUBLICATIONS 
DU SERVICE DES AMIOIIITES DE L'EGYPTE (Suite). 



(.ITALOCUE GENERAL DU MoSEE DU CaIRE: 

Ostraca, par G. Daressv. — Iii-4° avec 07 planches, Caire, 1901. — Prix : P. T. 220 (57 francs). 

Die Metallgef.esse , par Fit. de Bissing. — ln-4° avec figures dans le lexte, Vienne, 1901. — Prix : P.T. 80 

(20 fr. 75). 
Die Fayencegef.esse , par Fit. de Bissing. — In-4° avec figures dans le texte, Vienne, 1902. — Prix : P.T. 97 1/2 

(a5 francs). 
Die Steingef esse , par Fr>. de Bissing. — In-li" avec planciies et figures dans le texle, Vienne. 1906. — 

Prix : P.T. 100 (a6 francs). 
Fouili.es de la v alike des rois (i" parlie). Tombcs de Maherpra, Amenophis II , par G. Daressv. — In-4" 

avec .S7 planches, Caire, 1901. — Prix : P.T. 200 (52 francs). — 2"'" parlie, Tombcs (V Amenophis II et 

de Thoutmosis III. — In-4°, Caire, 1902. — Prix : 771 mill. (20 francs). 
Coptic Monuments, par W. E. Culm. — ln-4" avec 57 planches, Caire, 1901. — Prix : P.T. 270 (70 fr.). 
Grab- und Denksteinb des mittleren Beiches, par Lange-Sch.efer. — 1" parlie, Text zu N°' 20001-20399. 

— \n-h°, Berlin, 1902. — Prix : P.T. 220 (57 francs). — h° parlie, Tafeln. — In-4", Berlin, 1900. — 
Prix : P. T. 3oo (78 francs). 

Greek Moulds, par C. C. Edgar. — In-i" avec planciies, Caire, 1902. — Prix : P. T. 96 (2A fr. 60). 
Textes et dessins magiques, par G. Daressv. — ln-4° avec planches, Caire, 1902. — Prix : P. T. 70 

(18 fr. i5). 
Sarcopiiages anterieurs au now el empire , \" parlie, par P. Lacaij. — Tome I", 1" fascicule. — \n-h° avec 

planches, Caire, 1903. — Prix : P.T. 212 (55 francs). — 9" fascicule. — \\\-h" avec planches, Caire, 190^1. 

— Prix : P.T. 1 ho (36 francs). 

Greek Papyri in the Cairo Museum, par Grekfeli, el Hunt. — la-h", Oxford, igo3. — Prix : P.T. 70 

(18 fr. i5). 
Koptisciie Kunst, par Strzvgowsky. — ln-4° avec planches el figures dans le texte. — ln-h°, Vienne, 1903. — 

Prix : P.T. 3oo (78 francs). 
Greek Sculpture, par C. C. Edgar. — In-/i° avec planches, Caire, 1903. — Prix : P. T. i55 (ho francs). 
Greek Bronzes, par C. C. Edgar. — \n-h" avec planches, Caire, 1 90/1. — - Prix : P. T. 100 (26 francs). 
Die demotisciie\ Denkm ei.er, par W. Spikgei.rkhg. — 1" parlie. Die deinolischen Inschriften. — In-&° avec 

planches el figures dans le texte, Leipzig, i yoh. — Prix : P. T. 1 -w (3o francs). — 2" parlie. (Sous presse.) 

The tomr of Tiiutmosis IV, par Carter el Newberrv. — h\-h" avec planches, Londres, 1 906. — Prix : P.T. 200 
(52 francs). 

Greek Inscriptions, par J. G. Mii.ne. — \n-h° avec planches, Londres, 1905. — Prix: P.T. 192 (00 francs). 

Archaic objects, par Quibeu.. — In-4" avec planches. (Sous presse.) 

Stei.es hieroglyphkjues d'epoque ptolemaiqiie et romaine, par Ahmed rev Kamai.. — In 4° avec planches. 

(Sous presse.) 
Graeco-Egyptian Glass, par C. C. Edgar. — In h" avec planches. (Sons presse.) 
La seconde trouvaille de Drib. ei.-Baiiari , 1" parlie. pir li Ciiassinat. — ln-/i° avec planches. (Sous presse.) 



EN VENTE : 

An Ml SLE DU CAIRE el chez les principaux lihraires du Caire: 
Chez Ernest LEROUX , edileur, ^8, rue Bonaparte, Paris; 
Chez Bernard QIJAIUTCII, 1 5, Piccadilly, Londres; 
Chez Karl W. HJERSEMANN, 3, kouiigsslrasso, Leipzig.