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QUARTERLY BULLETIN 21 modeled, with a wealth of fine detail to which no illustration not in the size of. the original could do justice. It is something of a surprise to encounter so finished a style just before the opening of the Twelfth Dynasty,1 but one can hardly assume, in the absence of any proof for such a theory, that the relief was completed later than the reign of the king represented. Today this relief is virtually unknown to Egyptologists. Although one section of its inscription is identical, even to the breaks at the beginnings of the lines, with an inscription published in Brugsch's Thesaurus inscriptionum agyptiacarum (No. 85, p. 1455), it cannot be the piece copied by Brugsch, for he speaks of the inscription which he published as "in my time in Egypt in private possession," and his first visit to Egypt was in 1853, after the removal of Dr. Abbott's collection to the United States. But as Brugsch's inscription is also said to have come from Her- monthis, it is interesting as confirmatory evidence of possible building operations carried on there by Se-ankh-ka-re. Brief reference may be made in closing to a relief found February 19, 1908, on the island of Elephantine, by a French expedition organized to dig for Aramaic papyri. The expedition had small success in its original plans, but brought to light some valuable monuments of Pharaonic Egypt, among them a relief representing Se-ankh-ka-re, which bears so startling a resemblance—stylistically and in the composition of the wall—to the Abbott relief that one is almost tempted to believe the two pieces to be parts of the same temple decoration. The figure of the king found by the French expedition, however, may be to a slightly smaller scale, and I must seek by correspondence more detailed measurements than are available in the brief account of it, accompanied by a half-tone illustration, which appeared in the Recueil de Travaux Relatifs a la Philologie et a I'Archeologie Egyptiennes et Assyr- iennes, Vol. 31 (1909), pp. 64-65. Caroline L. Ransom, (Mrs. Grant Williams.) 1 In some particulars the piece reminds one of reliefs from the funerary temples of the Fifth Dynasty, but a period of political disintegration, when art was at a low ebb, had intervened, and Egypt was now only developing anew a strong government.