Friday, January 1, 2010

Dated Tub?

Our Christmas visit to the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University left me with a bathtub memory. This Minoan tub is about 3500 years old.

It's a bit smaller than our modern tubs but no less beautiful and obviously build to last.

Historians believe such an ancient tub might have been used as a coffin - as a Larnax. It's portable, with 4 sturdy handles.

Have you seen anything like it in modern homes, anything more beautiful?


  1. Yes, actually! When my garden tub moves inside I doubt anything will be more gorgeous. 22 years in this house without a tub to soak in.

    Can you believe I haven't been to the Emory Museum yet????

    Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

  2. Finally, something that is older than me! Wondering if it was small in scale since people were so much smaller than those today? So amazing to see.
    Happiest of New Years to you ~ deb

  3. Tara, The Carlos is inexpensive, easy, compact, and loaded. I'm embarrassed that this was my first visit. Within a 100 or so yards is the Cannon Chapel, the Little Chapel, and the Carlos.

  4. Not exactly as long as one I'd need to soak in, but it is nice and deep. Thank you for sharing yet something else so very interesting. I learn so much from my visits to Architecture Tourist. ~ Happy New Year!

  5. Terry, if you ever happen to be near Francois & Company (the Galleries at Peachtree Hills), check out the bathtub on the 2nd or 3rd floor that is carved from a single piece of stone.

    The one at the Carlos Museum is more decorated, but has a similar look and feel!

  6. Click here to see the Francoise & Company stone bathtub collection. Thanks TTI

    It would take some nerve to decorate these. But they look build to last.


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