Tuesday, September 13, 2005

article for the Duwamish Post



Much interest has been aroused in the corridors of academia by the recent discovery, in the Hermitage art museum, of a hitherto unknown manuscript. The precise nature of which is not known at this stage. There is no text but illustrations in a series of interlocking tiles reminiscent of a jigsaw puzzle. The central tiles, against a background streaked in silver, covered in intricate blue patterns appear to be Islamic but they are immediately juxtaposed to a section of a Christian stained glass window. Furthermore the inclusion of a tarot card from the notorious Alastair Crowley set (he was a renowned warlock) make this even more curious. What is the significance of the snake, a donkey unseating its rider, the woman in the boat and the old woman with bunches of flowers in her hands against a background of what appear to be bones?

The eminent fictional art historian, Dr Carol Abel, has been called in to conduct investigations on the document but she is unwilling to make any comment at this juncture. It is hoped that carbon dating may at least prove whether the document is genuine or an elaborate modern hoax.

4 Comments:

At 10:38 AM, Blogger Karen said...

I can't wait to hear more!

 
At 6:18 PM, Blogger Lois said...

Now we have Doctors of Art History on this trip Travellers and as per the wont of todays Doctors she is not comitting herself to anything positive,just saying "It could be this or it could be that" ..
As per usual we will send it on to a specialist...I ask you Doctor Carol"Why not have an informed guess? and save the government a lot of money on specialits,pathology,carbon dating etc"
Let's get real Doctor Carol and use the expertise you gained at our expense in University".....
"I am all for the public health and education system as you may deduce from my comments".

" Free advice needed"

Dear Doctor I am suffering from a bit of carbon dating syndrome myself...Do you have a cure handy.......
Love (Lois Older woman)
(Muse of the Sea) 14/9/05

 
At 10:06 PM, Blogger Imogen Crest said...

Fascinating.

 
At 5:27 AM, Blogger Heather Blakey said...

This really does need to be posted in the Courier Carol. Very intriguing. It all gets curiouser and curiouser.

 

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