domingo, 29 de noviembre de 2015


Cosmetic container in the form of a large-eyed grasshopper. The wings can be removed to expose the cavity which was used for storing eye make-up. Grasshoppers were a menace to Ancient Egyptians destroying the crops and causing famine, reflected in the biblical account of the eighth plague (Exodus). Country of Origin: Egypt Culture: Ancient Egyptian Date/Period: Amarna, 18th Dynasty 1352 - 1336 BC. Material Size: Painted wood and ivory L=3.5'. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Private Collection

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