audubon-odysseys:

We think some artistic beauty might help get this Monday morning started on the right foot. This gorgeous amulet from the collection of LACMA depicts a ‘Ba’, or the soul of the deceased, which the ancient Egyptians depicted as a human-headed bird. This example is meticulously inlaid with lapis lazuli, turquoise, and steatite. Formerly in the collection of William Randolph Hearst.

audubon-odysseys:

We think some artistic beauty might help get this Monday morning started on the right foot. This gorgeous amulet from the collection of LACMA depicts a ‘Ba’, or the soul of the deceased, which the ancient Egyptians depicted as a human-headed bird. This example is meticulously inlaid with lapis lazuli, turquoise, and steatite. Formerly in the collection of William Randolph Hearst.