40-2

2019/40/2

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

A. R. NYKL AND MEXICO’S PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

This article aims to describe the personality of the talented Czech linguist and distinctive philosopher Alois Richard Nykl, with a special focus on his repeated stays in Mexico as well as his reflection of the post-revolutionary developments there. The unpublished travelogue “Present-Day Mexico,”…

KUCHI JEWELLERY

This article focuses on jewellery made by the Kuchi people, which is still one of the marginalized topics. It presents the best-known types of Kuchi jewellery, the way it is worn, the most commonly used materials for its production and the most utilized jewellery techniques. With respect to the date…

AN EGYPTIAN TOMB INSCRIPTION FROM KLAPÝ

Jiří Jan Zeman (1886-1934), a landowner from Sedlec (now Ústí nad Labem region), was buried in an Egyptianizing grave at the cemetery in Klapý. The gravestone was inscribed by an ancient Egyptian inscription containing the tomb owner's biographical data which was with certainty composed by František…

COURT BEADS: MANCHU RANK SYMBOLS IN THE NÁPRSTEK MUSEUM

Court beads worn with formal dress represented one of the symbols of social standing of the Qing dynasty aristocracy and officialdom. The appearance of court beads and material used for their production were prescribed in the 18th century encyclopaedic work The Illustrated Regulations for Ceremonial…