LOL, sorry, that garbled nonsense was in a spam I just deleted, and I had to use it! 😀
Also, I’m sorry I’ve been flaking out so much lately. (Like having just forgotten Blind Box Monday for the second time in three weeks.) I think the combination of April A-to-Z and April CampNaNo is too much for me, even without classwork. (Though things have been pretty stressful offline in other ways…)
Here’s what this post was supposed to be called:
I just discovered these recently. Fèves are the little things they put in Epiphany Cakes in France to…um…make someone win Epiphany? Sorry, I’m not religious…and I’ve spent too long on Wikipedia already today, working on an A-to-Z post, so I really don’t want to go look it up right now. Thing is, I think traditionally they’re supposed to be just little ceramic babies. Only at some point, some clever person in France decided that that was boring, and that they should make them more interesting.
And oh boy did they succeed! 🙂
I found this shop on Etsy called ValueARTifacts that specializes in feves.
So. Freakin’. Cool.
I bought a lot of them (though I wanted to buy so many more!), but I’ve only got a few pictures so far.
How could I resist such a cool miniature replica of the Nike of Samothrace? The photo doesn’t really do it justice, either; it’s incredibly hard to photograph something this small and get all the detail. (Though at least I got most of the detail. It’s just the one spot on top of the chest that’s washed out.)
I got a couple more photos to give you a sense of scale…
😀 My pre-order of the Super Sailor Jupiter SHFigurarts arrived a day or two before the feves, so it seemed fitting to have her show off how their scale compares to 1/12 scale. (Speaking of feves and Sailor Moon, a different store on Etsy had a set of feves from the early ’90s that consisted of the five inner senshi…unfortunately, it was about $115, which is way more than I want to pay for something that small…though if it had been the outer senshi, I might have paid it anyway…)
Speaking of washed out, the feve is really washed out in this shot. 😦
Anyway, I did photograph one other feve…ironically, because I was planning on using it in April A-to-Z, only then I changed my mind about what to use for “P” and ended up not using it after all:
(There was this whole series of “Babylonian” ones, and I couldn’t resist getting the sets with this guy, Gilgamesh, and the lamassu…) I had planned on using it in my April A-to-Z because my theme is mythological figures used by the Megami Tensei super-series of video games, and then covering the original myths, and I had planned on doing Pazuzu for “P”:
You can see why I wanted to show off the feve! 😀
Anyway, as the Sailor Moon example proves, the feves aren’t all based on ancient cultures…though all the ones I ended up buying were. *cough* Even though the Hermes with the Infant Dionysos is hardly worthy of Praxiteles’ original. (But I couldn’t resist it! I love that statue. I’d love to see the real thing someday…) They’re a bit small for Blythe and Pullip, for the most part (depending on what the feve represents), but they’re dollhouse perfect. 🙂 I’m probably going to be using them for little mini-rewards to myself for getting things done… 😉