A Russian Egyptologist. He studied first in St. and later under Adolf in Berlin. On returning to Russia, he was appointed professor of ancient history at the University of St. Petersburg. He was also made keeper of Egyptian in the Moscow Museum when it acquired the Golenischeff collection. In 1918 he was elected a member of the Russian of Sciences.

He had assembled a large collection of antiquities, which he had intented to bequeath to the Moscow Museum, but instead, it was acquired by the Hermitage in 1920. He published Der Ostergottesdienst der koptischen Kirche (St. Petersburg, 1897); de la section égyptienne du Musée d’antiquitiés de Kazan (St. Petersburg, 1903); Koptische Aufsätze (Petrograd, 1907); and Opisanie Egiepetskago sobraniya, Vol. 1, Statui i statuetki golenischevskago sobraniya (1917).


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