Thursday, September 2, 2021

A Dressing Table Of A Woman Of The New Kingdom

 Coming back to the Queens of Egypt exhibit at the Museum of History today. This video projection of ancient Egypt would be reflected in the display cases I would photograph below it.


Items below included a statue of the cat goddess Bastet, a double tray, and other items typical of the dressing table of a woman in the harems of ancient Egypt.


Carnelian necklaces of the New Kingdom caught my eye.


Other items displayed: a vase in the shape of a baboon, a spoon, or  a comb, are seen here. Tomorrow we conclude our look at this exhibit.

30 comments:

  1. A very unique necklace. Have a great day.

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  2. I bought a lot of jewelry there ! Unique and cheap ! Silver and half precious stones are really a bargain there !

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  3. ...jewelry has held a special place in society through the ages.

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  4. You flexed your photographic skill here, William.

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  5. El gusto de la mujer por adornarse, bien desarrollado estaba en esos tiempos. El valor de las joyas, depend├şa de su posici├│n social.

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  6. Those necklaces were quite something.

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  7. Again the video projections would have been fascinating to watch William ­čĺť

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  8. I love seeing these tiny things that once meant something to someone.

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  9. @Linda: quite so.

    @Italiafinlandia: indeed.

    @Nancy: thank you.

    @Gattina: I can imagine.

    @Francisco: thanks.

    @Jan: they do.

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  10. @Tom: always.

    @David: indeed.

    @Mirada: thank you.

    @Marie: they were.

    @Grace: they were a good touch.

    @Sharon: me too.

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  11. It is eerie in a way to see items we wear today, knowing a person wore similar thousands of years ago. Nice photos

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  12. Such lovely little objects from everyday life.

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  13. Intriguing ~

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBut Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  14. @Maywyn: I agree.

    @RedPat: definitely.

    @Jennifer: and a lot of it.

    @Carol: very much so.

    @Revrunner: indeed.

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  15. Lizzie's all about the cat goddess!

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  16. I'm wondering how those beads retained their color or if the museum restored it? So dynamic!

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    1. I suppose it depends on how they were found. Were they sealed in a box, for instance?

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  17. I'm betting the carnelian necklace really stood out, probably was a very vibrant bright red.

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  18. The necklace is so intricate and beautiful:)

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  19. I would love to see this, looks like another magnificent exhibit.

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  20. I do like the Carnelian necklaces.

    All the best Jan

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