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Unformatted text preview: m from its original home), Aswan. (J. Janick, photo). B. Cover of alabaster Canopic Vase in tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amon. Note lipstick and painted eyes. C. Gathering lilies for their perfume. Source: Singer et al., 1954, Fig. 189. D. Expressing oil of lily. Source: Singer et al., 1954, Fig 189. E. Compounding ointments and perfumes. Assistants crush dried herbs with pestle and mortar (1,2,3,4). The crushed herbs are added to a bowl of molten fat, stirred (5) and shaped into balls upon cooling (6). Special jars probably containing spiced wine, a useful solvent because of its alcohol content is siphoned and filtered into a bowl (7). At extreme left an assistant shapes a piece of wood beneath a bowl heaped with unguents (8). Tomb at Thebes, ca. 1500 BCE Source: Singer et al., 1954, Fig 190....
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2011 for the course HIST 302 taught by Professor Jensic during the Summer '10 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.
- Summer '10