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Abeille Collection

"Abeille: A Symbol of Beauty, Power, and Healing" The captivating world of "abeille" unfolds through various forms and representations

Background imageAbeille Collection: Representation of the Bee, Valley of the Kings, Luxor

Representation of the Bee, Valley of the Kings, Luxor
8588254 Representation of the Bee, Valley of the Kings, Luxor by Egyptian; Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Luxor, city on the Nile of ancient Thebes)

Background imageAbeille Collection: The bee symbol of the Pharaoh (relief)

The bee symbol of the Pharaoh (relief)
8586142 The bee symbol of the Pharaoh (relief) by Egyptian; Karnak, Luxor, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Luxor, city on the Nile of ancient Thebes)

Background imageAbeille Collection: Hieroglyps, Pharaoh's Bee and the Horus Falcon, Horus Temple, Edfu

Hieroglyps, Pharaoh's Bee and the Horus Falcon, Horus Temple, Edfu
8587250 Hieroglyps, Pharaoh's Bee and the Horus Falcon, Horus Temple, Edfu by Egyptian; Temple of Horus, Edfu, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt)

Background imageAbeille Collection: Le Vocabulaire Illustre: Abeille; Bee; Biene (engraving)

Le Vocabulaire Illustre: Abeille; Bee; Biene (engraving)
7194594 Le Vocabulaire Illustre: Abeille; Bee; Biene (engraving) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Abeille; Bee; Biene)

Background imageAbeille Collection: Selection of jewellery and weapons from the Treasure of Childeric (gold and garnet

Selection of jewellery and weapons from the Treasure of Childeric (gold and garnet
694817 Selection of jewellery and weapons from the Treasure of Childeric (gold and garnet) (see also 172230, 161328 and 672314) by Merovingian (5th century); Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris

Background imageAbeille Collection: Singer Marguerite Priola as Abeille in the comic

Singer Marguerite Priola as Abeille in the comic opera l Ombre performed at the Theatre Imperial de l Opera-Comique, 1870. Handcoloured lithograph by Chatiniere published by Martinet, Paris, 1870

Background imageAbeille Collection: Woman in costume of Spring for a masquerade ball

Woman in costume of Spring for a masquerade ball
Woman in costume of spring (le printemps) for a masquerade ball. Costume designed by M. Robin. Handcoloured lithograph by A. Morlon published by Hautecoeur Freres, Paris, 1880s

Background imageAbeille Collection: The healing and therapeutic uses of honey in Medicine, illustration from a German

The healing and therapeutic uses of honey in Medicine, illustration from a German
CHT307403 The healing and therapeutic uses of honey in Medicine, illustration from a German treatise on medicines published in Strasbourg in 1573 (coloured woodcut) by German School

Background imageAbeille Collection: Ms 3402 Bees, from a Bestiary by Manuel Philes, 1566 (vellum)

Ms 3402 Bees, from a Bestiary by Manuel Philes, 1566 (vellum)
CHT224134 Ms 3402 Bees, from a Bestiary by Manuel Philes, 1566 (vellum) by Greek School, (16th century); Bibliotheque Sainte-Genevieve, Paris, France; eArchives Charmet; Greek, out of copyright

Background imageAbeille Collection: Objects found in the tomb of Childeric I at Tournay (chromolitho) (see also 161328)

Objects found in the tomb of Childeric I at Tournay (chromolitho) (see also 161328, 172230 and 694817)
672314 Objects found in the tomb of Childeric I at Tournay (chromolitho) (see also 161328, 172230 and 694817) by French School

Background imageAbeille Collection: Bee Culture, illustration made in France intended for publication in Mexico, c

Bee Culture, illustration made in France intended for publication in Mexico, c
CHT224132 Bee Culture, illustration made in France intended for publication in Mexico, c. 1900 (colour litho) by French School, (20th century); Musee National de l Education, Rouen

Background imageAbeille Collection: La reine des abeilles et son armee. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville

La reine des abeilles et son armee. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville
DUV4212388 La reine des abeilles et son armee. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville. Gravure signee Andrew, Best et Leloir dans la partie intitulee " Voyage d un moineau de Paris" ecrit

Background imageAbeille Collection: FRANCE: ABEILLE, 1907. Abeille awakens to find herself surrounded by gnomes. Pen-and-ink drawing

FRANCE: ABEILLE, 1907. Abeille awakens to find herself surrounded by gnomes. Pen-and-ink drawing, 1907, by Henry J. Ford for fairy tale by Anatole France

Background imageAbeille Collection: Turkish Stand at 1900 Paris Exposition

Turkish Stand at 1900 Paris Exposition
The Turkish stand/exhibit at the Exposition Universale in Paris - 1900. Featuring an Ottoman Soldier in full uniform


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"Abeille: A Symbol of Beauty, Power, and Healing" The captivating world of "abeille" unfolds through various forms and representations. From engravings to illustrations, this humble creature has left an indelible mark on art and culture. Intricate jewellery and weapons from the Treasure of Childeric showcase the bee's significance in ancient times. Crafted with gold and garnet, these treasures symbolize wealth, strength, and regality. But it is not just in material possessions that the bee finds its place. Marguerite Priola embodies Abeille in a comic role, captivating audiences with her talent as a singer. Her portrayal brings forth the essence of this enchanting insect. During masquerade balls, women adorned themselves as Spring personified – wearing costumes inspired by flowers and bees. The bee's presence adds vibrancy to these celebrations while representing renewal and growth. Beyond aesthetics lies the healing power of honey in medicine. German illustrations depict how honey has been used for centuries for its therapeutic properties – a testament to nature's incredible remedies. Manuel Philes' Bestiary showcases Ms 3402 Bees on vellum pages – highlighting their importance within the animal kingdom. These delicate creatures are celebrated for their industriousness and harmonious society. Objects discovered within Childeric I's tomb at Tournay further emphasize the reverence given to bees throughout history. Chromolitho prints immortalize these findings - reminding us of our ancestors' fascination with this remarkable insect. Bee Culture transcends borders as French illustrations intended for publication in Mexico demonstrate its global appeal. The universal admiration for bees speaks volumes about their impact on diverse cultures worldwide. La reine des abeilles et son armée illustrated by JJ Granville captures both beauty and strength embodied by Queen Bee herself along with her loyal army - showcasing unity amidst nature’s wonders. Amidst all artistic interpretations lie sketches depicting women alongside flowers and animals.