Thursday, April 22, 2010
"Early Earth Day Thoughts"

The house is cold, I don't know why I am forsaking the warm bed. But I am wide awake. While in Old Town this past weekend, I was pleasantly surprised to see a likeness of Tutankhamun's Anubis statue:

There's also a bust of Nefertiti, and the back drop was done from Nebamun hunting, of which the original is at the British Museum

I've seen that Nefertiti before, it's been decoration for a beauty parlor that has since moved to a different location. Since 2006, Hector has added to his collection, and I appreciate the transplanted little bit of Egypt.

He also has a stylized mummy case:

Note the "cartouche":

Three wine glasses!!! Perhaps the case also serves as a wine storage case?

I was thinking earlier about Earth Day, but what thoughts I had seem to have flown. I think I'll return to the warm bed!

Sunday, April 25, 2010
"Line Drawing of Isis"

Another drawing to print out and experiment with!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010
"Beautiful Ewer at Lacma"

Ewer (silver, crystal, turquoise and opal)
Central Tibet, Gyantse (?), 18th century
Gift of the Ahmanson Foundation, LACMA M.75.10

I found this when copying our vacation photos from 2009 to the new computer. Is there a red eyed face in the crystal on the ewer's belly?

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