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"What In The World" 2 (ca. 1952)


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PRODUCER: WCAU TV (CBS, Philadelphia)

HOST: Dr. Froelich Rainey

PANELISTS:
-Dr. Carleton Coon - expert on the Middle East; anthropologist; winner of Viking Medal for psychical anthropology
- Dr. Myron Smith - Library of Congress; chairman for the committee on Islamic Culture; architect of Middle East
-Dr. Schuyler Cammann - expert on the far East; author

SHOTLIST:
Item #1
Imitation of a Spanish helmet found in the Philippines made by the Moros; "war-like people" of the Philippines brass; Moros copied the structure; used in both battle and ceremonially purposes; from the island of Mindanao (southern Philippines); made in the 19th century; comes from the American Museum in New York

Item #2
Persia; pottery tile with enamel glaze; depicting the head of a princess; taken from a palace; dated late 16th cent.; Turkish of Chinese crown on princess; from the city of Isfahan in Iran;once the capital of Iran; declined after 1800 when the Afghans attacked; comes from Philadelphia Museum of Art

Item #3
Marble head; Greek god Dionysus; wears a wreath of grape leaves signifying the god of wine; 2nd cent. A.D.; Roman revile of the Greek; drill holes in leaves to make indentation of the grape leaves; Hellenistic; from Italy;

Item #4
Brass figurine representing a horse with a rider and a shield; comes from Western Africa of the Ashanti people; dated in time in the late 19th century; the Gold Coast; might have been used as a weight; resembling the Arabic(?); area put great force against European colonization

Item #5
Glazed pottery cup found in Nipur (now in Iraq); 5th century AD; Parthian style; classic profile;

Item#6
Wood carving of a man with seal on his back; made by Indians from southern parts of the NW coast North America; late 19th or 20th century; cedar wood; from Alaska(?); hare seal or sea lion;
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