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Catalogue of the Acropolis Museum. By Guy Dickins, M.A., Vol.

i. (Cambridge University Press. 10s. 6d. net.)—This work, which is to be completed in another volume, was undertaken at the request of the Greek authorities, and it has been carried out by a student of the British School at Athens. It deals with archaic sculpture, i.e., with the art which preceded the Persian Invasion, though, for convenience' sake, a few objects of later date have been included. What a fortunate thing, one reflects, that the Persian ravage did not take place later. We need hardly say that the volume is of a most interesting kind, especially when it deals with objects which show the movement that was beginning towards the splendours of the Phidian period.