I moved into an area focusing on harems. This was not what we think of in terms of the word, but estates where queens and other women could be on their own and pursue their own interests. It was a place away from life at court.
These vases caught my eye.
Music was part of life in harems. The flute is one such instrument that is handed down from ancient Egypt.
This box also drew my attention.
For today we close out with a small statue of a harem overseer. I'll return to this exhibit following tomorrow's theme day.
Have a nice day, William.ReplyDelete
Sounds like a rather luxurious version of the Women's Institute!ReplyDelete
Wonderful exhibit, the flute is interesting. I like the vases.ReplyDelete
Have a great day!
A great start of civilization indeed. When artistic work was just craftsmanship and not specially valued but simply regarded as normal.ReplyDelete
...a life of privilege has always had its rewards!ReplyDelete
The time in the harem must have been important to those women!ReplyDelete
John's comment above made me smile, exactly what I was thinking William 😊ReplyDelete
That box is interesting. I wonder what is it for.ReplyDelete
@Italiafinlandia: thank you.ReplyDelete
@John: one way of looking at it.
@Eileen: the flute is ancient. It would have been common among Mediterranean cultures; the Greeks had it.
@SC: well said.
@Grace: me too.
@Nancy: it is ornate.
I did not know that term had another meaning. Interesting!ReplyDelete
Those vases are wonderful especially when you think of their age. And they have still survived!ReplyDelete
I love seeing the small items and am always in awe that they have survived all these years.ReplyDelete
Great historical display ~ fascinating ~ReplyDelete
Living in the moment,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
A good place for a women's coffee clatch.ReplyDelete
Amazing to see the vases and vessels with cracks.ReplyDelete
Eye catching vases as well as other features here. Thanks for the visit.ReplyDelete
I like that stylish small statue of a harem overseer.ReplyDelete
Ancient Egypt is mysterious as it is intriguing.ReplyDelete
Dig that box too!ReplyDelete
@Sandi: usually one thinks something quite unsavoury.ReplyDelete
@RedPat: and survived quite well.
@Sharon: they managed for centuries.
@Carol: thank you.
@Revrunner: one way to put it.
@Janey: that it is.
@Karen: you're welcome.
@Jan: I do as well.
@Cloudia: me too.
The harem sounds like my art camp!ReplyDelete
I can see that.Delete
Beautiful captures! Very stylish.ReplyDelete