Vol. 1 / No. 2

By: David Crownover

Once and Again

“…During the past summer a large and beautifully lighted room was granted us. Necessary cases were built, and in September […]

View Article
object #1

Vol. 1 / No. 4

By: David Crownover

Ancient and Primitive Art in Philadelphia Collections

Art of any period or time has been seen to pass through a life cycle: dynamic in youth, overcome by […]

View Article

Vol. 2 / No. 3

By: David Crownover

The Pink People

Europeans occur in the tribal art of Nigeria as far back as the 17th century when Portuguese sailors navigated the […]

View Article

Vol. 3 / No. 1

By: David Crownover

A Pair of Twins

This poem translated from the Nigerian language group by Roger Wescott propounds a simple truth: it is a good thing […]

View Article

Vol. 3 / No. 4

By: David Crownover

A Mask of Turtle Shell

Between the Cape of York Peninsula in Australia and the southeast tip of land along the Papuan Gulf of New […]

View Article
drawing of Great rock-cut Temple, Abu Simbel

Vol. 4 / No. 3

By: David Crownover

Amelia Edwards and the New Aswan Dam

The second river of Paradise is said to have run through the Biblical land of Kush or Nubia. Modern Nubia […]

View Article

Vol. 4 / No. 4

By: David Crownover

Take the Chair

Only in recent times has the chair become a household necessity. From antiquity the chair was reserved for persons of […]

View Article

Vol. 5 / No. 3

By: David Crownover

Discoveries at Cyrene

“The parts of Libya about Cyrene,” as the King James version of the Acts of the Apostles styles it, at […]

View Article

Vol. 6 / No. 2

By: David Crownover

An Ashanti Soul-Washer Badge

“In the beginning God created Black as well as White Men…God having created these two sorts of Men offered two […]

View Article

Vol. 7 / No. 1

By: David Crownover

Some Frit from Northern Mesopotamia

Frit, the word derived from the Italian “fritta,” (fried), is a chemical compound made up of silicate of lime and […]

View Article

Vol. 12 / No. 3

By: David Crownover

Alfred Bendiner and Iraq

Architect and artist, “Al” Bendiner, as a full gen¬≠eration of The University Museum called him, served at various times on […]

View Article

Vol. 15 / No. 3

By: David Crownover

Gold Beads From the Gold Coast

Hutchinson, in his diary, part of Mission from Cape Coast Castle to Ashantee, published by Thomas Bowdich in 1819, paints […]

View Article