Silver Hieroglyphs Patterned Cup (M008)
Hand-hammered hieroglyphic cup by Mami Hasegawa.
Inspired by the aesthetic sensibilities of Ancient Egypt and the Ancient Near East, Hasegawa reflects upon the dialogue which takes place between different cultures through the tools and art they make and trade with one another.
This pure silver cup is incredibly finished with a texture achieved by hand-hammering the metal to shape. The silver is then places in a sulphur bath to lightly darken and emphasize its texture.
Incised in a single vertical registry are a collection of Egyptian hieroglyphics including a reclining woman, a basket, water, and a loaf of bread.
Ø5.5 x H5.5 cm