Posts Tagged ‘Lapis-Lazuli’

Tut at the de Young – Know Your Boy King: #1, Diadem with Vulture and Cobra

Friday, June 26th, 2009

It’s Tut! It’s dazzling! As you know by now, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs is opening tomorrow at the de Young Museum.

This is King Tut’s royal headband. His mummified head wore it for over 3000 years, but now it’s available for you to view in Golden Gate Park.

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Inlaid Diadem with Vulture and Cobra. Gold, glass, obsidian, carnelian, malachite, chalcedony, lapis lazuli. Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun (1332–1323 B.C.). Thebes, Valley of the Kings, tomb of Tutankhamun

Know Your Legion of Honor Faberge Eggs: #3 Lapiz-Lazuli

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

The fantastic Artistic Luxury exhibit at the Legion of Honor Museum continues. Read all about it here and here.

But what about the Faberge Eggs? Here’s one with a clouded history: the Lapis-Lazuli Hen Egg, complete with yellow enamel yolk:

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“Not much is known about the backgrounds of this Egg. Maybe it was made for one of the other members of the Imperial Family and maybe the future shall place this Egg in the category “Imperial Eggs” like the Resurrection Egg and the Spring Flowers Egg.”

Eggs, precious eggs!