Look, beloved! There are more brightly-colored trinkets over here.
Sigyn has a fondness for red glass, but I have my eye on that green one…
In my previous post, I made the connection between fish and glass, and you thought I was just making a wild
simile metaphor analogy literary device thingy.
Shows what you know. Behold:
That is a genuine fish vase. The human female says it is probably for putting trout lilies in. (She needs a smacking soooo bad.)
And, as if that were not enough, here is a fish pitcher.
I thought about inserting a baseball-themed fish pun here, but decided this was not the proper plaice for one.
Sigyn, come look at this weird little piece. What do you think it is?
The card says it’s a perfume bottle, but wouldn’t it spend its whole life rolling off the dressing table? Some artist spent weeks working on something that is just going to fall and smash on its first day of use. Pathetic. That’s what it is—pathetic.
The theme of this next part of the exhibit seems to be the Exotic East or some such.
Why the storks overflying the Egyptian pyramids are drawn in the Chinese style is explained on the little exhibit card. Sloppy curating, that’s what that is.
More Egyptian-themed goodies:
A glass vase shaped like a chunk of elephant tusk.
News flash: No one actually believes that is ivory.
This one, on the other hand, does look sort of ivory-ish.
The cabochons, alas, are not actual rubies. Too bad–I’d have had enough to buy my own fish vase.
Sigyn, I think we have found the stereotype portion of the exhibit.
Scratch that. I think we have found the three-legged camel portion of the collection. Exhibit A :
Aaaaand, Exhibit B:
Quite possibly, these unbalanced ships of the desert are a bit odd when it comes to limb number and placement. No sleek luxury craft, these. No, indeed! These are ancient tripedal scows, paint peeling and crew swearing, lurching their way across a glassy sea.
A body could get motion sick just looking at this stuff.