Volume XVIII / Number 3


Sumerian Sculptures

By: L. Legrain

Volume XVIII / Number 3

ARCHÆOLOGISTS in the field have many hard days, but they have also a delightful reward when out of the trenches come new documents which throw light on the past, dispose of old theories and help to rebuild a truer history. One of the best pieces of sculpture discovered at Ur by the Joint Expedition during […]

Eskimo Pictorial Art

By: J. Alden Mason

Volume XVIII / Number 3

THE Eskimo have always been a subject of the highest interest, not only to the popular mind, but also to the student of American ethnology. No other group of American Indians differs as radically in so many respects from the average of the race. This grouping of the Eskimo with the Indians will no doubt […]

A Chinese Buddhistic Statue in Dry Lacquer

By: Helen E. Fernald

Volume XVIII / Number 3

ONE of the most striking objects in the Chinese collections of the Museum is the strange statue of a Buddha, or a disciple of Buddha, executed in what is known as “dry lacquer.” The material of which it is made is unusual enough in itself to arouse interest, but the pose and expression of this […]

Dwarfs and Divinity in West Africa

By: H. U. Hall

Volume XVIII / Number 3

THIS grotesque figure in high relief on what remains of a small shieldlike bronze plaque has certain well marked characters which, clearly brought out in the two views published here, connect it with a small group of bronzes representing dwarfs such as are known to have been maintained at the court of the king of […]