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by Lise MANNICHE


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Perfume was so important a part of ancient Egyptian life that it is. .

Perfume was so important a part of ancient Egyptian life that it is remarkable that there are no other monographs on the subject. Noted author Manniche studies the role of perfume and scent in Egyptian society as medicine, aphrodisiac, incense, and cosmetic. Scholarly but readable.

The Egyptians attached great importance to perfumes and cosmetics, which men and women .

In this illustrated book, Lise Manniche looks at the role played by scents and cosmetics in ancient Egyptian society and discusses their preparation - in some cases providing actual recipes. Includes bibliographical references (page 150) and index.

The art of modern fragrance-making owes much to practices developed in ancient Egypt.

Home Page Aromatherapy Book Shelf Sacred Luxuries: Fragrance, Aromatherapy & Cosmetics in Ancient . The history of aromatics, perfumes and cosmetics are covered in detail, and ancient botanicals are described.

Home Page Aromatherapy Book Shelf Sacred Luxuries: Fragrance, Aromatherapy & Cosmetics in Ancient Egypt. Sacred Luxuries: Fragrance, Aromatherapy & Cosmetics in Ancient Egypt. The included photographs of ancient jars, bottles, boxes that stored perfumes and cosmetics are extraordinary. Manniche details three categories of ingredients used by the Egyptians to make fragrances: plants, including cardamom, cinnamon, saffron, and mint; gums and resins, particularly myrrh and frankincense; and oils and fats ranging. from almond oil to ox fat.

Sacred Luxuries book. The art of modern fragrance-making owes much to practices developed. Manniche details three categories of ingredients used by the Egyptians to make fragrances: plants, including cardamom, cinnamon, saffron, and mint; gums and resins, particularly myrrh and frankincense; and oils and fats ranging from almond oil to ox fat.

"The art of modern fragrance making owes much to practices developed in ancient .

"The art of modern fragrance making owes much to practices developed in ancient Egypt. The Egyptians attached great importance to perfumes and cosmetics, which men and women wore to make themselves. In this illustrated book, Lise Manniche looks at the role played by scents and cosmetics in ancient Egyptian society and discusses their preparation - in some cases providing actual recipes.

The author examines them along with important ingredients used by the Ancient Egyptians. She also discusses the use of containers, palettes, utensils and other daily objects, as well as the artists who made them. She gives us an excellent look at this fascinating yet unfamiliar aspect. Manufacturer: Cornell University Press Release date: 23 September 1999 ISBN-10 : 0801437202 ISBN-13: 9780801437205.

Author:Manniche, Lise. World of Books Australia was founded in 2005. Documents the treasures and ancient arts of pharaonic Egypt, with many of the underlying principles of past aromatherapy techniques still striking a chord today

Author:Manniche, Lise. We want your experience with World of Books Australia to be enjoyable and problem free. Each month we recycle over . million books, saving over 12,500 tonnes of books a year from going straight into landfill sites. Documents the treasures and ancient arts of pharaonic Egypt, with many of the underlying principles of past aromatherapy techniques still striking a chord today. Exquisite containers are pictured alongside recipes for scents most prized by the elite.

The blue lotus (Nymphaea caerulea Savigny) was the most popular flower in ancient Egypt. Ancient Egyptians also enjoyed constructing the bouquets in the shape of ankh, the sign which stands alike for ‘life’ and ‘bouquet’. When open, the flower has a strong scent and it is visually captivating both as a bud, and when fully blown or separated into lancet-shaped petals. Floral offerings of Ramses III (after Manniche).

The art of modern fragrance-making owes much to practices developed in ancient Egypt. The Egyptians attached great importance to perfumes and cosmetics, which men and women wore to make themselves attractive and alluring, to restore vitality and good health, and as a means of venerating the gods and of negotiating a passage to the realm of the hereafter. In this lavishly illustrated, oversized book, Lise Manniche looks at the role played by scents and cosmetics in ancient Egyptian society and discusses their preparation―in some cases providing actual recipes.Manniche details three categories of ingredients used by the Egyptians to make fragrances: plants, including cardamom, cinnamon, saffron, and mint; gums and resins, particularly myrrh and frankincense; and oils and fats ranging from almond oil to ox fat. "In order [for a scent] to achieve fame," Manniche writes, "the finished product had to have an aura of rarity, of exclusiveness, and of the divine. The more exotic the ingredients, the more valued the commodity; the more exquisite its presentation, the greater the appeal. In this way, the visual and olfactory arts combined to make small objects of the greatest luxury appreciated not only in Egypt, but all over the ancient world."Drawing on Arabic and other sources, Manniche explores the application of perfumes in ritual and on social occasions, and examines the erotic connotations of scent in Egyptian art and poetry. Fragrant remedies, the central element in ancient medicine, are fully discussed. Finally, she investigates the widespread use of cosmetics, as revealed in wall paintings and painted sculptures. The book features a hundred color photographs, taken by Werner Forman, of objects in the world's most celebrated museum collections. Exquisite cosmetic containers in the form of birds and animals, reliefs representing kings and priests perfuming images of deities, and lifelike mummy masks displaying make-up are among the images represented.During the past decade, the West has seen a revival of traditional skills, particularly in the areas of spirituality and healing. This stunning book introduces an abundance of once highly prized skills to be reacquired and ancient products to be sampled anew.

Comments: (7)

Heri
This exceeded my expectations. Incredibly beautiful photographs thanks to Werner Forman. Ancient recipes from the Pharoahs and goddesses temples, myths, legends and Egyptian herbalism. Lise Manniche digs deep to find the original use for many essential oils that are in use today. She sticks with reputable research rather than presenting erroneous information yet the tone is lively and engaging. This book serves as an inspiration and will undoubtably make the reader want to know more about this fascinating era.
Bynelad
Beauty coffee table quality book. The information is very thorough and insightful. I love it.
ZloyGenii
This is a classic of the highest level of scholarly investigation and usable practical information about Egyptian perfumes and incense: a must for any serious student of temple praxis or the artistic side of Egyptian culture.
Lilegha
This is a beautiful book filled with recipes and traditional uses of herbs. Lots of little historical tid bits. A very fun and interesting book. A great purchase for those interested in ethnobotany, herbalism, perfumery, aromatherapy as all of these topics are extensively covered and discussed.
Arihelm
Excellent book to research ancient cosmetic and perfume practices. I've made some of the Kyphi incense used in the temples and it is divine!
Dodo
Excellent book for deep study of Egyptian life and the way the interact with plants.
Twentyfirstfinger
I thought it was an herbal and/or aromatherapy book, but not really. As one who does not read hieroglyphics, I cannot make heads nor tales of this book. I'm disappointed that I cannot use this book. Sadly, I am returning it.
The author did a wonderful job of covering the use of essential oil (perfumes) and botanicals in ancient Egypt (and at times other areas) from a archaeological standpoint. Many of the well known ancient perfume recipes are included and it is interesting to see how Pliny and others suggested medicinal use. I will say however people wishing Aromatherapy content, as the title denotes, will be very disappointed as there really is none. Lack of training in herbology, Aromatherapy or even botany also serves to limit the authors grasp and ability to expound. Altogether I feel the book is a great reference work and well researched.
Sacred luxuries: fragrance, aromatherapy and cosmetics in ancient Egypt download epub
History & Criticism
Author: Lise MANNICHE
ISBN: 0953554600
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Opus Publishing Ltd; 1st edition edition (1999)
Pages: 160 pages