{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

lec06 (dragged) 4

lec06 (dragged) 4 - m from its original home Aswan(J Janick...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
27 ( Ricinus communis ) was used for illumination and also as a medicinal, flax ( Linum usitatissimum ) for linen and oil, henna ( Lawsonia inermis ) for dye, papyrus ( Cyperus papy- rus ) for paper and medicinal use, aquatic lotus ( Nymphaea lotus and N. caerulea ) for seed and decoration, and acacias ( Acacia spp . ) for gums and oils. The ancient Egyptians loved flowers as evidenced by murals portraying court ladies wearing Egyptian lotus blooms, container-grown plants, and funeral garlands. Rameses III (1198–1166 BCE ) founded pleasure grounds with “ wide places for walking with all kinds of sweet fruit trees, laden with fruit, a sacred way, beautiful with flowers of all lands. ” Small shrubs were grown in large earthenware pots, the forerunner of our potted plant industry A B C D E Fig. 2. Perfume and cosmetics. A. A visual representation of the fragrance from essential oils being extracted from an herb. Philae Temple (dismantled and reassembled on Agilika Island, about 500
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

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....
View Full Document

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

Ask a homework question - tutors are online