I created a few new tablets, shamelessly emulating our forebears.
A new batch of pottery is complete, including five masks and a tablet. None of them came out particularly well…
A few new items:
- A mask. Height around 25cm
- Two petroglyphic tablets, each around 15cm in height
- A third tablet depicting a girl, about 20cm in height
- A wall lamp, about 30cm in height
Now that I’m working on clay I find myself enjoying creating tablets and emulating our Babylonian / Assyrian and Persian ancestors — with mixed success.
I went into my garden and brutalised a few of our reedy plants in an effort to create a stylus. The tablet is a poor cuneiform reproduction of ‘An eye of an eye’ from the Code of Hammurabi.
I also created two diptyches based on the Epic of Gilgamesh: one of Gilgamesh and Enkidu, another depicting Humbaba and the Bull of Heaven.
I further made a small, shallow bowl with simple spirals on the inside and more elaborate petroglyphic scribbles on the underside.
Finally, I attempted a profile image of Gilgamesh, which came out better than I expected.