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    I Wish I Were Your Mirror Perfume Oil

    I wish I were your mirror
    so that you always looked at me.
    I wish I were your garment
    so that you would always wear me.
    I wish I were the water that washes your body.
    I wish I were the unguent, O Woman,
    that I could anoint you.
    And the band around your breasts,
    and the beads around your neck.
    I wish I were your sandal
    that you would step on me.

    – Papyrus Anakreon: K. Preisendanz, Anacreon

    A hint of sadomasochism in Ancient Egypt: lily water, myrrh, and cardamom with southernwood, cassia, white sand, papyrus reeds, and frankincense.

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