July 15, 2013
0742 CZECH REPUBLIC (Prague) - The God with hieroglyph "L"
In the postcard is a funerary urn representing the God with hieroglyph "L", discovered at Monte Albán, a large pre-Columbian archaeological site located in Mexico and designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987. Then why I placed this postcard in the Czech Republic? Not only because from there was sent, but also because this piece is exhibited in the Náprstek Museum, one of the permanent exhibitions of National Muzeum at Bethlehem Square, which is located in the compound of former brewery and wine-making U Halanku in Prague, in Old Town. This is a museum of Asian, African and American art, founded, as a private museum, in 1862 by Vojtech Naprstek, a Czech patron of the arts, politician and national revitalist.
About the stamps
About the first stamp, which commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Union of Czech Mathematicians and Physicists (JCMF), I wrote here.
The second stamp is part of the series Nature Protection - The Lower Morava - A UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, issued on September 1st, 2010:
• Tichodroma muraria & Papilio machaon (10 CZK) - it's on this postcard
• Saga pedo & Iris variegata (12 CZK)
• Lacerta viridis (14 CZK)
• Upupa epops (18 CZK)
Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures, Czech Republic - Asemus
sender: Pavla Buficova / Pavla (postcrossing)
sent from Prague (Prague / Czech Republic), on 24.05.2012