University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Salah Hassan

The Adrim or “Virginity Disc”

Marking the Passage to Womanhood in Siwah

By: Salah Hassan

In 1985 a handsome necklace from the Oasis of Siwah in the Western Desert of Egypt was donated to The University Museum by Dora K. Plant in memory of her sister Eva K. Rosengarten, a longĀ­time member of the Museum’s Women’s Committee. In addition to its striking beauty, the necklace (Fig. 3) is important as […]