Masterpieces of the Peabody Museum, Harvard University

Masterpieces of the Peabody Museum, Harvard University




This unpretentious catalog, issued for the Peabody's "masterpieces" exhibit of 1978, presents some of the best-known artifacts of the museum, along with brief explanations of each piece's significance, heritage, and meaning. Contributors include Marie Jeanne Adams, Jeffrey P. Brain, J. O. Brew, Wilburt K. Carter, Kwang-chih Chang, Clemency C. Coggins, Carleton S. Coon, Ian Graham, Tatiana Proskouriakoff, Peter Wells, and others.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780873657976
Publisher: Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Harvard Universit
Publication date: 12/28/2004
Series: Peabody Museum Series
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 6.02(w) x 8.74(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

C.C. Lamberg-Karlovsky is Stephen Phillips Professor of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University.

Hillel S. Burger is a professional photographer.

Table of Contents

1. C.C. Lamberg-Karlovsky


2. Marie Jeanne Adams

Malanggan Mask

Reliquary Guardian Figures

The Great Scoop

Luba Prestige Axe

Small Fetish Figures

3. Jeffrey P. Brain

Moundville Palette

4. J.O. Brew

Awatovi Mural

Prehistoric Mosaic Blade

5. Wilbert K. Carter

Eskimo Ivory Pipe

Eskimo Harpoon Rest

6. Kwang-chih Chang

Oracle Bones

Painted Urn

7. Clemency Coggins

Gold Greave

Gold Pendant

Gold Disc

8. Geoffrey W. Conrad

Moche Vessels

Embroidered Mantle Fragment

Wooden Cup (Kero)

Chimu Litter Backrest

Nazca Vessel

9. Carleton S. Coon

"Bigfoot" in the Peabody

10. Arthur A. Demarest

Codex Hemenway

11. Ian Graham

Classic Maya Wall Panel

12. William Howells

Tapa Cloth Figure

Maori Figure with Moko


Hawaiian Feather Cape

Hawaiian Crested Helmet

Fisherman's God

13. Carol F. Jopling

Rarotonga Staffgod

Sacred Spoon

Ceremonial Paddle

Trobriand Islands Shield

14. Marietta B. Joseph

Whistle Finials

15. David Maybury-Lewis

Wayana Headdress

16. Tatiana Prokouriakoff

Maya Jade Plaque

Maya Jade Head

17. Rosemary Sharp

Peto Vase

18. Edwin L. Wade

Acoma Polychrome Jar

Swift Blanket

Haida Effigy Pipe

Delaware Shoulder Bag

Beaver Bowl

Nootka Hat

Admiralty Islands Figures

19. Peter S. Wells

Bronze Figurine

Bronze Situla

20. John W. M. Whiting and Marietta B. Joseph

Benin Plaque

21. John W. M. Whiting

Benin Ivory Figure

22. Gordon R. Willey

Carved Peccary Skull

The Maize God

Maya Pendant

Jaguar Bowl

23. Stephan Williams

Mimbres Bowl


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