Female perfume-makers in neo-Assyrian and neo-Babylonian documents

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October 14, 2013

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Laura COUSIN, « Female perfume-makers in neo-Assyrian and neo-Babylonian documents », REFEMA, ID : 10670/1.lmxpch


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In the epic of Gilgameš, Uta-napištim recounts the following after the Deluge has ended: “I brought out an offering and offered it to the four directions. I set up an incense offering on the summit of the mountain, I arranged seven and seven cult vessels, I heaped reeds, cedar, and myrtle in their perfume burners. The gods smelled the savor, the gods smelled the sweet savor, the gods crowded round the sacrificer like flies”[1].  Since P. Faure’s work, Parfums et aromates de l’Antiquité, publi...

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