36-2

2015/36/2

ISSN : 0231-844X (print), 2533-5685 (online)
Vedoucí redaktor : Jiří Honzl

Collection of Pavel Šebesta in the Depository of the Náprstek Museum

This paper is a theoretical analysis of the field research and scientific work of the Austrian anthropologist, ethnographer, and Catholic missionary of Czech origin Pavel Jáchym Šebesta (1887–1968). The paper presents is scientific research from 1924 onward, including his continuous field research…

Green Ta–ra´s Green: Analyses of Pigments on Mongolian Votive Paintings

A collection of small votive Buddhist paintings from Mongolia is kept in the Náprstek Museum in Prague. Research has recently been conducted into the Buddhist iconography of the votive paintings. During the research, analyses of pigments were conducted. The results show the employment of traditional…

Species Determination of the Feathers on Native American Warboonets and other Objects from the Collections of the National Museum – Náprstek Museum

This study, straddling the boundary between ornithology and ethnography, aims to contribute to the complexity of male feathered artefacts from the North American Plains and Prairies, since information on the species composition of feathers used on ethnographic objects is not often thoroughly covered…

Two Roman Imports found at the Archaeological Site of Wad Ben Naga

A bronze saucepan and a terracotta lamp were discovered in 1959–1960 during archaeological excavations in the Palace of Queen Amanishakheto at the archaeological site of Wad Ben Naga in the Sudan. These two items are typical Roman products, judging from the context of finds and the iconography…