Opium Measures- London University

There is such grace in the form and scale of these pieces.

These are part of the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology at the University College London Collection. A stunning collection.

With these pieces, the idea of decreasing scale while using a similar shape interests me.

While similar, each piece is unique with the handle sitting in different places within the bowl. There is a softness in the smaller units.

Opium was used to aid sleep, calm children, and as a pain relief from the 1300's during the reign of Tutankhamun. The use is even mentioned in Honer's "The Odyssey".

I look forward to exploring the idea of scale, form, and variance using these measures as a springboard.

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