Friday, February 14, 2020

Valentine’s Day


[“Heart Amulet.” From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, ca. 1070–945 B.C. Lapis Lazuli. 3/8″. Metropolitan Museum of Art. From the online collection. Click for a larger view and you’ll see what the red is.]

More about amulets and the heart, or ib, at this museum page.

comments: 2

Fresca said...

Nice how the museum markings inadvertently serve Valentine's Day!

Michael Leddy said...

Yep.