39-2

2018/39/2

ISSN : 0231-844X (print), 2533-5685 (online)
Editor in Chief : Jiří Honzl

SECOND LIFE OF BODIES IN NEW GUINEA

The aim of the paper is to analyze and interpret uses of human remains in traditional cultures of New Guinea. The author discusses four groups of artifacts: ancestor cult, war trophy, items of everyday needs, and body adornments. The author provides detailed information from selected cultures of New…

CLAY SEALINGS FROM THE PYRAMID COMPLEX OF KING RANEFEREF KEPT IN THE NÁPRSTEK MUSEUM: GENERAL FEATURES OF THE CORPUS AND ITS POTENTIAL TO THE STUDY OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE ROYAL FUNERARY CULT

In the 1980s, the excavations of the Czechoslovak Institute of Egyptology headed by Miroslav Verner excavated large parts of the pyramid complex of King Raneferef (Neferefre)2 and uncovered evidence of the mortuary cult of the king, including ca. one thousand of clay sealings (or sealing fragments).…

TIBETAN OBJECTS IN THE NÁPRSTEK MUSEUM

The Naprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures acquired two hundred items from Tibet in the 1950s: bronze sculptures, paintings and ritual implements. These items came from private collections confiscated after the Second War World according to the presidential decrees dealing with the…

PRELIMINARY REPORT ON THE GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY OF CENTRAL WAD BEN NAGA

Within the framework of the Archaeological Expedition to Wad Ben Naga, a non-invasive, geophysical survey was conducted at the archaeological site of Wad Ben Naga, Sudan, in the course of the mission‘s fifteenth season. The objective of the survey was to explore selected parts of Central Wad Ben…