ORIENTAL SEALS.—Mr. I. M. Casanowicz has issued, in vol. 69 of the Proceedings of the U.S. National Museum, an illustrated descriptive catalogue of a selection of the ancient oriental seals in the Museum. The collection consists of about 90 originals with flat plaster casts made from them and upwards of 200 casts of seals lent by private owners to the Museum for the purpose of making casts from them in the laboratories. The selection has been made with the view of showing a representative series of the artistic types and the mythological subjects of the seals. They come for the most part from Mesopotamia and Asia Minor and in date range from the early Babylonian to the Persian period.