Like a lot of my other bling boxes (except the Viking ones!) I don’t have a LOT of accessories to store in these wood burned boxes.. yet – but for my work-in-progress Egyptian costume, I do already have a few necklaces (one glass, one stone). I also have some Egyptian Faience beads which I can store in the bling box as well… ready for when I want to string them up.
The image on the top I’m really happy with – it’s an image of Ma’at, the personification of truth and justice. The daughter of Ra, she was identified with truth, balance, order, harmony, law, morality, and justice.
On the front, I have Anubis and Bastet (my two faves…)
Anubis is the jackal-head god who helps with embalming and watches over the dead.
Bastet is the goddess of protection and cats. She was the daughter of Ra, and was a defender of the pharaoh after Sekhet, the lion-head goddess.
In some myths Anubis and Bastet are lovers/married, and in others she’s his mother.
I chose to put Ma’at on the top of the box because the design works well with the square shape… I really would have liked to put Anubis on the top, but found most depictions were of him standing up (portrait orientation) which didn’t suit the box shape. Even depictions kneeling, he’s still very vertical.
I finished the box with two coats of Tudor woodstain, and then two coats of clear satin varnish.
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