Polish artist Anna Mazon brings us this ornate pendant depicting a bies, or evil spirit, from Slavic folklore. I suspect the flattering, cheerful depiction is an attempt at appeasing the little monsters, akin to the way black fae are referred to as "the fair folk". The piece was hand carved (!) from bronze and incorporates a vial in the body of the pendant.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Monday, January 16, 2017
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Continuing on from yesterday's unusual European specimen, William Rushing brings us this curious find:
Some of you may recall my report two years ago of a carving in a cave on the coast of Ireland. After nearly a full year of excavation there has been another discovery. Buried deep at the foot of the ruined altar was a small stone box containing thirteen bronze tokens each emblazoned with the same symbol as was carved into the wall.Those familiar with certain whispered traditions may recognize this as a stylized depiction of Cthulhu. One shudders to think what unspeakable rites took place in that thankfully unidentified cave.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Friday, January 13, 2017
This detailed recreation of the Sanguine Rose from Skyrim comes to us from Arsynal Props. It's the quest reward for an adventure anyone who's ever been a heavy drinker will find particularly amusing.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Brazen and Bold Productions brings us this casting of a glowing soulgem straight from the mold. The resin is impregnated with glow in the dark pigment powder that emits light for hours after being exposed to bright illumination.