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.