I’m very grateful to several people for their kind assistance and encouragement (in the middle of a pandemic):
Dr Francisco Bosch-Puche, Archive Curator at the Griffith Archive, Oxford University
Marcel Marée, Assistant Keeper of the Dept of Egypt & Sudan at the British Museum
Harry DeBauche, Project Object Conservator at the Brooklyn Museum
…also, whoever took the object pictures for the British Museum’s website did a fantastic job.
Finally, my deepest admiration goes out to the Egyptian craftspeople who developed and executed this beautiful design so incredibly long ago.
What a beguiling blog, Paul!
Even for someone who will never ever touch a woodworking tool, your descriptions are enticing, clever and clear. And the end result is a masterpiece!
Best, Ellen S.
Thank you so much Ellen! I’m really glad to hear that you could enjoy it from a perspective outside woodworking. That sort of feedback makes me feel like doing more.