Pyrography Egyptian Bling Box

pyrography bling box with an image of Egyptian Goddess Ma'at on the top, and Anubis and Bastet on the front. Pictured here with some of my Egyptian costume jewelry on top of the blue overdress from my costume.

pyrography bling box with an image of Egyptian Goddess Ma’at on the top, and Anubis and Bastet on the front.

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.

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I'm really quite happy with my current work-in-progress #woodburned box project. This has an #Egyptian theme, with a large picture of the #goddess Ma'at on the top lid, and smaller images of #Anubis and #Bastet on the front. (So if I stack the boxes on a shelf, I'll know which are which. ) I have a few different #jewelry and accessory pieces for my #egyptiancostume that I'll store in here when it's complete. . 🎨👗🎨 #pyrography #medievalCraft #woodburning #Avacal #diy #crafts #workInProgres #WIP #CostumeBlogger #CalgaryBlogger #costumer #costumersOfInstagram #cosplay #cosplayblogger #reenactorsOfInstagram #reenactment #reenactorLife #medievalart #SCA #mysca #SocietyForCreativeAnachronism #Maat

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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.

pyrography bling box with an image of Egyptian Goddess Ma'at on the top, and Anubis and Bastet on the front. Pictured here with some of my Egyptian costume jewelry on top of the blue overdress from my costume.

pyrography bling box with an image of Egyptian Goddess Ma’at on the top, and Anubis and Bastet on the front.

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.

pyrography bling box with an image of Egyptian Goddess Ma'at on the top, and Anubis and Bastet on the front.

pyrography bling box with an image of Egyptian Goddess Ma’at on the top, and Anubis and Bastet on the front.

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.

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I'm really quite happy with my current work-in-progress #woodburned box project. This has an #Egyptian theme, with a large picture of the #goddess Ma'at on the top lid, and smaller images of #Anubis and #Bastet on the front. (So if I stack the boxes on a shelf, I'll know which are which. ) I have a few different #jewelry and accessory pieces for my #egyptiancostume that I'll store in here when it's complete. . 🎨👗🎨 #pyrography #medievalCraft #woodburning #Avacal #diy #crafts #workInProgres #WIP #CostumeBlogger #CalgaryBlogger #costumer #costumersOfInstagram #cosplay #cosplayblogger #reenactorsOfInstagram #reenactment #reenactorLife #medievalart #SCA #mysca #SocietyForCreativeAnachronism #Maat

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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.

pyrography bling box with an image of Egyptian Goddess Ma'at on the top, and Anubis and Bastet on the front.

pyrography bling box with an image of Egyptian Goddess Ma’at on the top, and Anubis and Bastet on the front.

I finished the box with two coats of Tudor woodstain, and then two coats of clear satin varnish.

pyrography bling box with an image of Egyptian Goddess Ma'at on the top, and Anubis and Bastet on the front. Pictured here with some of my Egyptian costume jewelry on top of the blue overdress from my costume.

pyrography bling box with an image of Egyptian Goddess Ma’at on the top, and Anubis and Bastet on the front.

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