We are making some progress on the packing thing and also the having fun on spring break thing. We visited Chicago for two days and had a whooping good time. Now, while most of the time we seemed to be going from one ethnic enclave to the next, we visited the Oriental Institute on the Univ. of Chicago campus first. Chock full of artwork from Babylon, Persia, etc., it was just perfect for us. Loved all of it.
Don't cha love the blurry pictures from museums? Anyway, the two little objects on the left here are "coptic dolls". They can still find similar items today with rag doll bodies attached to the head-neck piece shown here. Doll, dolls, everywhere dolls for me. :-)