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Tepe Hissar Excavations 1931

By: E. F. S.

Volume XXIII / Number 4

It is our pleasant duty to express gratitude to the patrons, counsellors, and friends of the Expedition, whose constant interest made it possible to bring the work to a satisfactory conclusion. In the United States, the two supporting museums, the University Museum and the Pennsylvania Museum of Art cooperated in an ideal manner with the […]


The Pottery of Tell Billa

A Preliminary Account

By: E. A. Speiser

Volume XXIII / Number 3

Title reference IN October, 1930, the joint Assyrian expedition of the University Museum and the American Schools of Oriental Research began excavations at Tell Billa;2 the mound is situated about fifteen miles northeast of Mosul and one mile south of Bashiqa, in northern Iraq. A factor in the organization of the expedition was the archaeological […]


Excavations at Ur, 1931-32

By: C. Leonard Woolley

Volume XXIII / Number 3

THE tenth season of the Joint Expedition of the British Museum and of the University Museum, Philadelphia, began work in the field on November 25, 1931, and closed down on March 19, 1932. My staff included, in addition to my wife, Mr. J. C. Rose, who came out as architect for his second season, and […]


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List of Plates

Volume XXIII / Number 3

Plates XXVI to XLVI accompany the article on the Excavations at Ur; the italic number under each plate number indicates the page on which, or facing which, that plate will be found. Plates XLVII to LXXII accompany the article on the Pottery of Tell Billa and will all be found in succession at the end […]


Primitive Peoples of Matto Grosso

An Account of Archaeological and Ethnological Field Work at the Headwaters of Paraguay and Xingu Rivers in Matto Grosso, Brazil, During 1931

By: Vincent M. Petrullo

Volume XXIII / Number 2

THIS account of my field work in Matto Grosso, Brazil, during 1931, is offered to those interested in primitive peoples and especially in South American archaeology and ethnology, with the sole motive of making available source material. The paper is not intended as a critical study of the region with which it deals nor does […]


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Description of Plates

Primitive Peoples of Matto Grosso

By: V. M. Petrullo

Volume XXIII / Number 2

The italic number under each plate number indicates the page on which that plate will be found. (Frontispiece) Tsuva girl. 97 View of the port of Corumbá. In the foreground is shown the type of boats that are used on the upper Paraguay, for freight and passenger service. The Paraguay river at Descavaldos, at the […]


Two Vases from the Hegeman Collection

Recent Additions to the Classical Collections

By: E. H. Dohan

Volume XXI / Number 3-4

IN THE Spring of 1930, Miss Annie May Hegeman of Washington very generously lent to the University Museum three vases, one of which, an Attic black-figured panel amphora, is reproduced in Figures 1 and 2. On the obverse is represented Poseidon hurling the island Nisyros at the giant Polybotes; on the reverse, a quadriga full […]


A Lydian Imitation of a Laconian Vase

Recent Additions to the Classical Collections

By: E. H. Dohan

Volume XXIII / Number 1

In 1897, through the generosity of the late John Wanamaker, the Museum acquired a box of potsherds from Orvieto. To this purchase, as readers of the Journal will recall, the Museum owes many of its best Greek vases. Conspicuous at first sight in the mass of fragments which the purchase comprised were the pieces of […]


A Late Minoan Pyxis

Recent Additions to the Classical Collections

By: E. H. Dohan

Volume XXIII / Number 1

IN 1930 the Museum purchased from Paris the delicately painted pyxis of Figure 1. The buff clay of which it is made is imperfectly fired and ill-adapted to withstand the erosion and detrition to which it was subjected during the long period when it lay buried beneath the ground. There are many breaks and several […]


A Portrait of the Late Roman Empire

Recent Additions to the Classical Collections

By: Valentin Müller

Volume XXIII / Number 1

THE fourth century A.D. marks a turning-point in the history of the Mediterranean World. Permanent war against invading barbarians, inner civil struggles, social unrest and subsequent economic decline during the third century had brought the powerful Roman Empire near the abyss. But it was saved once more. The energetic Diocletian created a new political order […]