Monday, 1 November 2010

Accessories for the afterlife?

Are you planning to visit the forthcoming exhibition at the British Museum? From 4th November, Journey through the afterlife: ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead will present and explore the ancient Egyptian beliefs about life after death, via an amazing collection of artefacts and papyri.

I recently read that an ancient papyrus in the Brooklyn Museum served as a manual for a doctor treating a snake bite, though he probably omitted the magical incantation that would have been spoken whilst the remedy was being applied. Despite their obvious dangers, snakes were sometimes worshipped as deities in ancient Egypt, and mummified cobras have been found amongst the millions of other animals in great animal catacombs.

If you’d like your own snake charm, we’ve some curiously Egyptian style accessories at ShopCurious, from vintage snake jewellery to Thea Cadabra’s individually hand crafted, colourful leather snake belts and hand embroidered snake ties from Or Wot.

We’ve also recently acquired some uniquely stylish antique pendants featuring pharaohs and scarab beetles. These are original Czech glass pieces from the ‘Egyptian revival’ period of the mid 1920s, which are highly collectable. Also new in is a vintage 1950s retro mirror compact, featuring a pharaoh’s head.

I’m not sure if any of these will help you in the afterlife, but you never know...

Do you?


Jan said...

I have the normal aversion to snakes for no apparent reason.
p.s. the two headed teddy would make a great present for Misery Bear (would really freak him out)

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Never been a fan of the reptile world~ Wondering how Cleopatra is doing in her afterlife now...hmmm?


Style Porn said...

I love snakes, real and of the jewelry variety ;)

BTW, my makeup was completely water based, which made it a breeze to take off (and no pimples!) and it really only took about 1/2 an hour to apply! It's amazing what you can do with face paint and a few brushes!

Jill said...

I have one of those snake bracelets! Actually two...One is just like the black one and the other is bronze with 3 coils...isn't the brand name Whiting and something or other?