Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day

[“Heart (ib) from string of amulets.” From an Egyptian tomb, c. 1070–945 BCE. Carnelian. 1/2″ × 5/16″. Metropolitan Museum of Art. From the online collection.]

Happy Valentine’s Day to all.

[More about the heart, or ib, and amulets here.]

comments: 2

Stefan said...

Orange Crate Heart? Or is it too yellowy?

Michael Leddy said...

I wish I’d thought of that. It looks pretty orange to me, and it is carnelian. I have to admit, I was so taken with the smallness of the thing that I wasn’t even thinking about the color, at least not consciously.