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sion of this ancient and exceedingly important treatise. The 
items illustrate clearly some of the enormous advantages which 
native Indianists have over us Indianists of the Occident. 

He tells me that his article upon the material available for a 
critical edition of this treatise (see Sanskrit Research, 1. 37-) has 
brought fruitful replies from various parts of India: 1. Report 
of a complete ms. of the text at Chidambaram (otherwise, Chil- 
ambaram : South Arcot, Madras, a few miles south of Cuddalore) ; 
2. Report of the discovery in Malabar of an almost complete ms. 
of Abhinavagupta's commentary on the text; 3. Information as 
to 93 fine images painted on the inner walls of a temple of the 
XIII. century, illustrating the various dancing postures enumer- 
ated in chapter 4, stanzas 33 to 53 of our treatise. What is more : 
above each picture is a description of each posture, the descrip- 
tion (in Grantha characters) agreeing word for word with those 
given in our treatise, chapter 4, stanzas 99-. The pictures enable 
us to understand Bharata clearly. 

Charles R. Lanman 
Harvard University 


Dr. B. Laufer, curator of anthropology in the Field Museum 
of Chicago, was elected an honorary member of the Finnish 
Archaeological Society of Helsingfors on the occasion of the fif- 
tieth anniversary of this Society on November 6, 1920, and a cor- 
responding member of the Societe des Amis de l'Art Asiatique, 
Hague, Holland. He was recently appointed also Honorary 
Curator of Chinese Antiquities in the Art Institute of Chicago. 

In commemoration of the labors of Prof. Friedrich Hirth, 
of Columbia University, who attained the age of 75 years in April 
of this year, a 'Festschrift fur Friedrich Hirth' is announced 
by the Beitrage zur Kenntnis der Kultur und Kunst des fernen 
Ostens (Oesterheld & Co., Berlin). 

The Rev. C. H. "W. Johns, M.A., Litt.D., late Master of St. 
Catharine's College, Cambridge University, and Assyriologist, 
died in August. 

Prof. Richard Gottheil, of Columbia University, is attached 
to the University of Strasbourg for the present academic year. 

Dr. Henry Schaeffer has become Professor of Old Testament 
Exegesis in the Lutheran Theological Seminary, Chicago.