Tuesday, June 23, 2009

More Egyptian Miniatures!

Several one of a kind miniature sets came out of my visit to the San Antonio Museum of Art, where I was totally inspired by the ancient Egyptian collection. I spent 2 frenzied days of mini-making... After a few bottles of glue and completely trashing my upstairs family room, I had 5 distinct sets of Egyptian Miniatures:

- The Egyptologist's Desk
- A set of Egyptian History Books
- An Egyptian Gift Shop
- A 'Vintage' Portfolio of the discovery of King Tut's Tomb
- The Egyptian Antiquities Museum Set

All have been put in my Etsy Shop, Cauldron Craft Miniatures - except the Gift Shop because one of my 7 naughty cats nibbled off the peacock feathers...grrr! I will fix that.

Description of the 'Vintage Portfolio Set'

It has 17 separate pieces featuring the discovery of King Tut’s tomb. The famed boy pharaoh was found in 1921 by Howard Carter and a team of important English backers. The discovery of the 3000 year old king and his untouched treasures made world headlines. The portfolio is made of vintage leather, acrylic dry brush, ink, and various graphics. Details include buckled straps, postage, and images from the Cairo Museum. Items can be slipped in on either side. It measures 1 ½” x 1 ¼”. Also included: A photo of Mr. Carter within a vintage gold tone frame, 2 hieroglyph parchments, an ‘ancient’ Egyptian calendar, 2 vintage maps of the Nile Valley, 4 period newspaper clippings, and 6 photos of the actual dig site, participants, and treasures. All printings are acid free on archival quality parchment or photo paper and then matte sprayed. Graphics are very clear and detailed.

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