University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Machteld J. Mellink

A Votive Bird from Anatolia

A votive bird from Anatolia

By: Machteld J. Mellink

A stone hawk looks quizzically at the visitors of the special exhibit of the Lipchitz Collection. The label calls him Hittite in the general sense of the word, and the provenance of the bird is known to have been Asia Minor. Herman V. Hilprecht, Curator of the Babylonian Section of the University Museum from 1888 […]


Mary Hamilton Swindler

January 1, 1884 - January 16, 1967

By: Machteld J. Mellink

Mary Hamilton Swindler, Consulting Fellow of the University Museum, died on January 16, 1967. Mary Swindler, through a long career of teaching at Bryn Mawr College (1912-1949) had inspired generations of students in Greek, Latin, and Archaeology. An Indiana University B.A. and M.A., she obtained her Ph.D. at Bryn Mawr (1912) after study in Berlin […]