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ancientart:

"They take first a crooked piece of iron, and with it draw out the brain through the nostrils, thus getting rid of a portion, while the skull is cleared of the rest by rinsing with drugs; next they make a cut along the flank with a sharp Ethiopian stone, and take out the whole contents of the abdomen, which they then cleanse, washing it thoroughly with palm wine, and again frequently with an infusion of pounded aromatics…" -Greek historian Herodotus describes the process of mummification in Egypt (trans. Rawlinson).

Shown here is an extraordinarily well preserved Egyptian mummy at the Louvre. This man lived during the Ptolemaic Period, and his name can be read as either Nenu or Pachery. The body has been sophisticatedly wrapped in strips of linen, and the mummy is covered with a cartonnage. Included here is a mask, an apron across the legs, and a collar over the chest.

Rigault Patricia from the Louvre provides the below description. This is only a section of the full write-up, you can read the rest here if you wish.

A body preserved for eternity

Not everyone in ancient Egypt had access to the funerary practices that ensured eternal life, and many people had to settle for a simple pit in the desert and a few modest offerings. For the more fortunate, preserving body provided an additional guarantee of survival in the afterlife. It offered a new support for the various elements of the living being that were dispersed at the time of death. Although the earliest mummies were little more than bodies wrapped in linen strips dipped in resin, more sophisticated methods soon developed; mummification procedures were highly perfected by the New Kingdom.

Although the number of mummies increased from this period on, the quality of the work tended to decrease. Nevertheless, mummies from the Greco-Roman period are often remarkable for the highly subtle designs formed by the interwoven linen strips. Depending on the period, a mummy could be covered a clothing, a net of beads, a mask, or a decorated wooden plank or cartonnage. During the Ptolemaic Period, various cartonnage elements were arranged on the mummy before it was placed in the coffin. 

Courtesy of & currently at the Louvre, France, N 2627. Photos by: Massimo Palmieri (1), Yann Caradec (2 & 3, cropped), and Oleg Ы (4).

My obsession with mummification started when I was 12, at 19 I was a mortuary science student. I fainted during an autopsy though, so I didn’t finish the school lol

haus-of-grotesque:

haus-of-grotesque’s 1,000 follower giveaway!
Thank you all for following me and supporting my work! To thank you properly I thought I’d do a little giveway so here we go!
The prize:
The winner will receive one of my new skirts (pictured above) and it will be fully custom!
You can choose between pencil or skater style, whichever velvet appliqué design you want OR a custom appliqué design (must be a silhouette and simple enough for it to be translated into appliqué), you don’t even need to have appliqué if you’d prefer it plain! You can have pockets or no pockets, whichever colour you want (depending on the fabric colours available, of course.) It can also be custom sized if you require it so ANY size can enter (seriously, you could be a size 0 or a size 40, I will make it for you!) The only thing I will not change is the length, unless it’s only by 10cm or so.
Rules:
Reblog to enter! Likes do not count and you can only reblog twice a day so you aren’t spamming your followers
You must be following my brand, corvuscoronefashion-photography (I will check!)
You don’t have to be following my personal account (haus-of-grotesque) but I will double your entries if you are!
Deleting or altering the text in any way will get you disqualified.
You must be willing to give me your address if you win!
You must claim your prize within 48 hours of the winner being announced or it will go to the runner up!
The giveaway will end 30th September 2014 at 12pm and the winner will be chosen using a random generator to make it fair!
I will post worldwide so everyone can enter!
And of course, this skirt and lots of other pretty things are available to buy in our Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/CorvusCorone93
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haus-of-grotesque:

haus-of-grotesque’s 1,000 follower giveaway!
Thank you all for following me and supporting my work! To thank you properly I thought I’d do a little giveway so here we go!
The prize:
The winner will receive one of my new skirts (pictured above) and it will be fully custom!
You can choose between pencil or skater style, whichever velvet appliqué design you want OR a custom appliqué design (must be a silhouette and simple enough for it to be translated into appliqué), you don’t even need to have appliqué if you’d prefer it plain! You can have pockets or no pockets, whichever colour you want (depending on the fabric colours available, of course.) It can also be custom sized if you require it so ANY size can enter (seriously, you could be a size 0 or a size 40, I will make it for you!) The only thing I will not change is the length, unless it’s only by 10cm or so.
Rules:
Reblog to enter! Likes do not count and you can only reblog twice a day so you aren’t spamming your followers
You must be following my brand, corvuscoronefashion-photography (I will check!)
You don’t have to be following my personal account (haus-of-grotesque) but I will double your entries if you are!
Deleting or altering the text in any way will get you disqualified.
You must be willing to give me your address if you win!
You must claim your prize within 48 hours of the winner being announced or it will go to the runner up!
The giveaway will end 30th September 2014 at 12pm and the winner will be chosen using a random generator to make it fair!
I will post worldwide so everyone can enter!
And of course, this skirt and lots of other pretty things are available to buy in our Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/CorvusCorone93
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haus-of-grotesque:

haus-of-grotesque’s 1,000 follower giveaway!
Thank you all for following me and supporting my work! To thank you properly I thought I’d do a little giveway so here we go!
The prize:
The winner will receive one of my new skirts (pictured above) and it will be fully custom!
You can choose between pencil or skater style, whichever velvet appliqué design you want OR a custom appliqué design (must be a silhouette and simple enough for it to be translated into appliqué), you don’t even need to have appliqué if you’d prefer it plain! You can have pockets or no pockets, whichever colour you want (depending on the fabric colours available, of course.) It can also be custom sized if you require it so ANY size can enter (seriously, you could be a size 0 or a size 40, I will make it for you!) The only thing I will not change is the length, unless it’s only by 10cm or so.
Rules:
Reblog to enter! Likes do not count and you can only reblog twice a day so you aren’t spamming your followers
You must be following my brand, corvuscoronefashion-photography (I will check!)
You don’t have to be following my personal account (haus-of-grotesque) but I will double your entries if you are!
Deleting or altering the text in any way will get you disqualified.
You must be willing to give me your address if you win!
You must claim your prize within 48 hours of the winner being announced or it will go to the runner up!
The giveaway will end 30th September 2014 at 12pm and the winner will be chosen using a random generator to make it fair!
I will post worldwide so everyone can enter!
And of course, this skirt and lots of other pretty things are available to buy in our Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/CorvusCorone93
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haus-of-grotesque:

haus-of-grotesque’s 1,000 follower giveaway!
Thank you all for following me and supporting my work! To thank you properly I thought I’d do a little giveway so here we go!
The prize:
The winner will receive one of my new skirts (pictured above) and it will be fully custom!
You can choose between pencil or skater style, whichever velvet appliqué design you want OR a custom appliqué design (must be a silhouette and simple enough for it to be translated into appliqué), you don’t even need to have appliqué if you’d prefer it plain! You can have pockets or no pockets, whichever colour you want (depending on the fabric colours available, of course.) It can also be custom sized if you require it so ANY size can enter (seriously, you could be a size 0 or a size 40, I will make it for you!) The only thing I will not change is the length, unless it’s only by 10cm or so.
Rules:
Reblog to enter! Likes do not count and you can only reblog twice a day so you aren’t spamming your followers
You must be following my brand, corvuscoronefashion-photography (I will check!)
You don’t have to be following my personal account (haus-of-grotesque) but I will double your entries if you are!
Deleting or altering the text in any way will get you disqualified.
You must be willing to give me your address if you win!
You must claim your prize within 48 hours of the winner being announced or it will go to the runner up!
The giveaway will end 30th September 2014 at 12pm and the winner will be chosen using a random generator to make it fair!
I will post worldwide so everyone can enter!
And of course, this skirt and lots of other pretty things are available to buy in our Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/CorvusCorone93
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haus-of-grotesque:

haus-of-grotesque’s 1,000 follower giveaway!
Thank you all for following me and supporting my work! To thank you properly I thought I’d do a little giveway so here we go!
The prize:
The winner will receive one of my new skirts (pictured above) and it will be fully custom!
You can choose between pencil or skater style, whichever velvet appliqué design you want OR a custom appliqué design (must be a silhouette and simple enough for it to be translated into appliqué), you don’t even need to have appliqué if you’d prefer it plain! You can have pockets or no pockets, whichever colour you want (depending on the fabric colours available, of course.) It can also be custom sized if you require it so ANY size can enter (seriously, you could be a size 0 or a size 40, I will make it for you!) The only thing I will not change is the length, unless it’s only by 10cm or so.
Rules:
Reblog to enter! Likes do not count and you can only reblog twice a day so you aren’t spamming your followers
You must be following my brand, corvuscoronefashion-photography (I will check!)
You don’t have to be following my personal account (haus-of-grotesque) but I will double your entries if you are!
Deleting or altering the text in any way will get you disqualified.
You must be willing to give me your address if you win!
You must claim your prize within 48 hours of the winner being announced or it will go to the runner up!
The giveaway will end 30th September 2014 at 12pm and the winner will be chosen using a random generator to make it fair!
I will post worldwide so everyone can enter!
And of course, this skirt and lots of other pretty things are available to buy in our Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/CorvusCorone93
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haus-of-grotesque:

haus-of-grotesque’s 1,000 follower giveaway!

Thank you all for following me and supporting my work! To thank you properly I thought I’d do a little giveway so here we go!

The prize:

The winner will receive one of my new skirts (pictured above) and it will be fully custom!

You can choose between pencil or skater style, whichever velvet appliqué design you want OR a custom appliqué design (must be a silhouette and simple enough for it to be translated into appliqué), you don’t even need to have appliqué if you’d prefer it plain! You can have pockets or no pockets, whichever colour you want (depending on the fabric colours available, of course.) It can also be custom sized if you require it so ANY size can enter (seriously, you could be a size 0 or a size 40, I will make it for you!) The only thing I will not change is the length, unless it’s only by 10cm or so.

Rules:

  • Reblog to enter! Likes do not count and you can only reblog twice a day so you aren’t spamming your followers
  • You must be following my brand, corvuscoronefashion-photography (I will check!)
  • You don’t have to be following my personal account (haus-of-grotesque) but I will double your entries if you are!
  • Deleting or altering the text in any way will get you disqualified.
  • You must be willing to give me your address if you win!
  • You must claim your prize within 48 hours of the winner being announced or it will go to the runner up!

The giveaway will end 30th September 2014 at 12pm and the winner will be chosen using a random generator to make it fair!

I will post worldwide so everyone can enter!

And of course, this skirt and lots of other pretty things are available to buy in our Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/CorvusCorone93

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