What I love about this wooden couple is the man’s little curling chest hairs poking out of his tunic. Egyptian men are passionate, garroulous, and terrific talkers. This handsome fellow and his wife look a lot like the people we met. I’m an excellent bargainer, and I had my hands quite full negotiating with the shopkeepers in Luxor. They told me, afterwards, that I was as miserable to sell to as a Bedouin. I was delighted.