There’s more to see...
Sign up to discover and save different things to try in 2015.
Visit Site
  • Rosalia Casas H.

    Cuchara de cosméticos de la niña que arranca flores de loto. Imperio Nuevo.

  • Guillermo Fregozo

    Cosmetic Spoon girl starts lotus flowers. New Kingdom. Louvre Museum, Paris. Photo by J. MALEK, Egypt, 4000 years of art, Barcelona ...

Related Pins

Cosmetic Spoon, Grub el-Medina (1.300 BC) - found in an ancient Egyptian village which was home to the artisans who worked on the tombs in the Valley of the Kings during the 18th to 20th dynasties of the New Kingdom perio

Photo 3. Cosmetic spoon shaped lotus and ankh. New Kingdom. Louvre Museum. Photo on E. DELANGE, Rites et beauté. Objects de toilette égyptie ...

On appelle "cuillers à fard" des cuillerons à manche ouvragé de motifs souvent bucoliques. Aucune ne porte de trace permettant d'élucider la nature de leur contenu. La plupart remontent au Nouvel Empire (entre 1400 et 1200 avant J.-C.), quelques-unes datent de la 25e dynastie (715 - 656 avant J.-C.). | Site officiel du musée du Louvre

On appelle "cuillers à fard" des cuillerons à manche ouvragé de motifs souvent bucoliques. Aucune ne porte de trace permettant d'élucider la nature de leur contenu. La plupart remontent au Nouvel Empire (entre 1400 et 1200 avant J.-C.), quelques-unes datent de la 25e dynastie (715 - 656 avant J.-C.). | Site officiel du musée du Louvre

On appelle "cuillers à fard" des cuillerons à manche ouvragé de motifs souvent bucoliques. Aucune ne porte de trace permettant d'élucider la nature de leur contenu. La plupart remontent au Nouvel Empire (entre 1400 et 1200 avant J.-C.), quelques-unes datent de la 25e dynastie (715 - 656 avant J.-C.). | Site officiel du musée du Louvre

Museo del Louvre : Colgante de Osorkon II / Museum of " Le Louvre " :

Spoon for cosmetics - Egypt, New Kingdom, Dynasty XVIII, ivory

Image: Cosmetic Vessel in the Shape of a Cat. Middle Kingdom, ca. 1990–1900 B.C.E. Cats in the ancient world, article by Joshua J. Mark. #3. The Egyptians are also responsible for the very name `cat’ in that it derives from the North African word for the animal, “quattah”, and, as the cat was so closely associated with Egypt, almost every other European nation employs variations on this word: French, chat; Swedish, katt; German, katze; Italian, gatto; Spanish, gato and so forth.

  • J. E. Bruce

    The colloquial word for a cat - `puss’ or `pussy’ - is also associated with Egypt in that it derives from the word `Pasht’, another name for Bastet. Cats are mentioned in the two great literary epics of ancient India, The Mahabharata and The Ramayana (both c. 5th/4th century BCE). In Mahabharata a famous passage concerns the cat Lomasa and the mouse Palita, who help each other escape from death and discuss at length the nature of relationships, particularly those in which one of the parties is stronger or more powerful than the other. In the Ramayana, the god Indra disguises himself as a cat after seducing the beautiful maid Ahalya as a means to escape from her husband. As was the case everywhere else, cats in India were found to be particularly useful in controlling the populations of less desirable creatures like mice, rats, and snakes and so were honoured in the homes, farms, and palaces throughout the land. That the cat was seen as more than just a method of pest control is substantiated by the reverence accorded to felines in the literature of India. The famous story of Puss in Boots (best known through the French version by Charles Perrault, 1628-1703 CE) is taken from a much older Indian folk tale in the Panchatantra from the 5th century BCE (though the character of the cat’s master has a very different personality in the older tale than the one in Perrault’s story). The esteem in which cats were held is also evident in the Indian cat goddess, Sastht, who served much the same role as Bastet and was as greatly revered. A Persian tale claims the cat was created magically. The great Persian hero Rustum, out on campaign, one night saved a magician from a band of thieves. Rustum offered the older man the hospitality of his tent and, as they sat outside under the stars, enjoying the warmth of a fire, the magician asked Rustum what he wished for as a gift in repayment for saving the man’s life. Rustum told him that there was nothing he desired since everything he could want, he already had before him in the warmth and comfort of the fire, the scent of the smoke and the beauty of the stars overhead. The magician then took a handful of smoke, added flame, and brought down two of the brightest stars, kneading them together in his hands and blowing on them. When he opened his hands toward Rustum, the warrior saw a small, smoke-grey kitten with eyes bright as the stars and a tiny tongue which darted like the tip of flame. In this way, the first Persian cat came to be created as a token of gratitude to Rustum. The prophet Muhammed was also very fond of cats. According to legend, the `M’ design on the forehead of the tabby cat was made when the prophet blessed his favourite cat by placing his hand on its head. This cat, Meuzza, also features in another famous story in which Muhammed, called to prayer, found the cat asleep on his arm. Rather than disturb the cat, Muhammed cut the sleeve from his robe and left Meuzza to sleep. The status of the cat, therefore, was further enhanced by its association with a figure of divinity.

Photo 5. Spoons with floral motifs, highlighting the lotus flowers. New Kingdom. Louvre Museum, Paris. Photo on E. DELANGE, Rites et beauté ....

Vase de Ramsès IX 1126 - 1108 avant J.-C. trouvé au Sérapéum de Saqqara - faïence siliceuse | Site officiel du musée du Louvre

spoons, I have been thinking on making spoons but glazing them might be a problem. I just realized that they can have a tripod leg and be set in a decorative plate were the dripped glaze from glazing can add decorative aspects.

Clapper on behalf of a singer of the god Amun New Kingdom, 1550 - 1069 BC. | Louvre Museum