More stripes of brilliant colour

Freiburg im Breisgau; 2007-12-03

shopping bags on the wall; photo

The hieroglyphic inscriptions as well as the details of the mummy bandages are chased in relief upon a white ground of admirable smoothness afterwards filled in with enamel. The face and hands are of turquoise blue; the headdress is yellow, with violet stripes; the hieroglyphic characters of the inscription, and the vulture with outspread wings upon the breast of the figure, are also violet. The whole is delicate, brilliant, and harmonious; not a flaw mars the purity of the contours or the clearness of the lines.

Manual of Egyptian Archaeology, by G.C.C.Maspero

Like a fringe from the lowest band