University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Volume 11 / Issue 3 (1969)

Issue Cover

On the cover: Detail of the funeral procession of the High Priest Nebwenenef.

Diola Pottery of the Fogny and the Kasa

By: Olga Linares De Sapir

Separated from the modern capital of Dakar by rivers and difficult roads, the Diola of the Casamance in southern Senegal, West Africa, re­main largely traditional and self-sufficient. Theirs is a subsistence economy in which the more utili­tarian crafts, among them pottery, play an im­portant role. The same was true in the past. Dozens of small […]

Metallurgy of the Tlingit, Dene, and Eskimo

By: Frances Eyman and John Witthoft

Tlingit ethnographic collections include large numbers of copper objects in many types, most of them made from the commercial copper of Europe. Early accounts from the trade in sea otter fur record that vast quantities of commercial metals were carried to the Tlingit by Russian and American ships. Indian tradition insists that copperworking was known […]

A Boy’s First Shave

By: Kenneth D. Matthews

Although it is suggested that this marble bust from the University Museum’s collections was found on Cyprus, the pleasant-looking young man represented cannot thus far be identified. The very existence of his portrait shows that his family had some social status but his family name and the personal name by which his parents and school […]

Return to Dra Abu el-Naga

By: Lanny Bell

In the winter of 1968 the staff of the Dra Abu el-Naga Project once more assembled in Egypt, for another season at Thebes. (A pre­liminary report on the project—with an explana­tion of our aims and an account of the activities of the first season—is published in Expedition, vol. 10, no. 2, Winter 1968.) I was […]

The Conservation of Wall Paintings in Tomb 35 at Dra Abu el-Naga

By: Geoffrey Pearce

A preliminary examination of the walls and ceiling of Tomb 35 revealed that although its remaining plastered sections have suffered extensive damage from soot and smoke, and actual physical destruction by extremes of tem­perature—incurred primarily during the Coptic and subsequent occupations—and the accumu­lative attentions of the mud-dauber wasp, there exists a larger scheme of painted texts […]