Τετάρτη, 19 Δεκεμβρίου 2012

Men-andros

This next presentation is courtesy of a great friend and fellow archaeologist Kalliope Sarri

Kalliope was very kind to share this extremely interesting set of photographs of a hair salon in Athens. It is called Men-andros appropriately focused on grooming men and children's hair. 

Not only does the owner play with a linguistic concept: Men > Andros (meaning 'of a man' in Greek) > Menandros, but he decorated the front window of the salon with a small Kouros on a  column. 

There is another intriguing archaic element involved and that is the salon's symbol. It is depicted on the shop's door sign and also on a small poster mentioning the working hours of the salon. It is a gold (or gilded) comb with a small horse on it. I can't identify the artefact so, should you know what's depicted, please let me know. 

Enjoy!















4 σχόλια:

Ein Steppenwolf είπε...

Pendant of a celtic Horse Comb, Bronze

Celtic charm in shape of a horse on a comb, Frankfurt/Germany, 100 BC.

http://www.replik-shop.de/Replicas/Celts/Pendants/Pendant-of-a-celtic-Horse-Comb-Bronze::67.html

http://www.replik-shop.de/Replicas/Celts/Pendants/Pendant-of-a-celtic-Horse-Comb-Silver::66.html

The original of this celtic talisman was found in the ashes of a burial at Frankfurt/Germany. Size 37 x 27mm.

Celtic Horse Comb Pendant

After an original from a womans burial, Praunheim, about 100 B.C. Bronze, about 4,6 x 3,5 cm.

Pferdchenkamm, Bronze

Aus einem Brandgrab der Spätlatenezeit bei Frankfurt/Praunheim. Diese figurale Schmuckform war vor allem im Maingebiet und der Wetterau verbreitet. Größe ca. 37x27mm.

Μεγεθυμένη εικόνα

Keltischer Schmuckkamm aus einem Brandgrab in Frankfurt/Main-Praunheim, um 100 v.Chr. , umgearbeitet als Fibel oder Anhänger. Länge 2,8 cm. Original aus Bronze.

Vassiliki Pliatsika είπε...

YOU'RE AMAZING! WELL DONE!

Ein Steppenwolf είπε...

Thank you. Unfortunately I could find no archaeological references to the Celtic comb. Now it's your turn! :-)

Vassiliki Pliatsika είπε...

I've had great trouble myself. Nothing on the tomb yet.