May 26, 2009|
A Drawing to Pass the Time
Waking early and needing to pass the time, I found something to draw. I bought a nice book, _Egyptian Art at Eton College: Selections from the Myers Museum_. Two photos of the lovely pectoral ornament featuring Set and Horus are in it. The side I've only seen is actually the back side (which I've drawn above). The two devices to the outside of the two large eyes are channels for the neck cord to go through. The front side "inlays of lapis, carnelian, and feldspar (?) are mostly lost, having fallen out.." So that side, with its missing inlays, is not usually shown to us.
The craftsmanship is amazing, consider all this detail is packed into a piece only 1 1/2in (3.8cm) high!