For a Single Purpose: Esther II (2013)
It’s the last day of the week and hope you have enjoyed it thus far. In today’s art story, we will continue to delve in the life of Esther, in Esther II. As you know, every art story featured on this blog is for sale and a portion of the sales will goes towards the Cassondra Lenoir Scholarship Fund. The Cassondra Lenoir Scholarship Fund is for first generation college students, the deadline is approaching soon. For more information, please click here. If you are not eligible for this scholarship, that’s okay, you can still make a difference. When you invest in art, you will invest in the future. Click on Art making Scholars for more details.
Do people of royalty immerse themselves in such an extensive beauty ritual like Esther did back in the day?
I have no idea. But I do know that Esther and other women were selected to do a year worth of beauty treatments, six months of myrrh oil and six months of perfumes to prepare the women for the king. That sounds even extensive for today, if such a thing is practiced.
There is a couple of notes from Esther here, you would want to smell good more than just on surface. They practically bathed in it. I did not see anything about their diets, but I’m sure if they wanted to smell that good for long, what they ate must have counted.
Myrrh oil is a possession of mine, and I have to say it’s a beautiful spicy sweet scent. I would prefer that over any cheap perfume any day. But this has nothing to do with me. I guess being single at that time, I took mental notes of how precious to be a woman and Esther to show such a strong feminine strength that you know came from God.
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For the love of God and art!
Thru His vessel JB