Thursday, July 2, 2015

The Venus of Innsmouth

The talented S. D. Williams returns with the Venus of Innsmouth.  I love conjectural pieces like this that could pass as a mundane artifact to anyone without knowledge of the Mythos.


5 comments:

Graham said...

Looks cute rather than scary.....

CoastConFan said...

Perhaps Cthulhu, but it actually looks like something the fishfolk of Arkham might wear. Paleolithic Venus figures are pretty interesting, if for nothing else but the variety. They show a certain ritualism and abstract figure. For example the Venus of Willendorf apparently has a basket over her head. Slightly off the subject, I’ve been a fan of Cycladic figures including some of the stranger ones such as the double headed (arrow headed) ones, the violin shaped figures, and plank idols. This new Cthulhu Venus prop figure is quite enjoyable.

http://www.academia.edu/549751/Sexual_ambiguity_in_plank_figures_from_Bronze_Age_Cyprus

http://www.ancient.eu/article/457/

http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/lot/an-anatolian-marble-two-headed-idol-circa-late-4722436-details.aspx?intObjectID=4722436

http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/lot/a-syrian-marble-double-eye-idol-tell-4722440-details.aspx?pos=5&intObjectID=4722440&sid=&page=4&lid=1

Raven said...

Oh, you evil, evil person! I could in no way afford to be shown that website! Especially with my wife looking over my shoulder at the mounted-stone necklaces! Aiiiii! H. P. Lovecraft, even when married, didn't have the Shopping Web to contend with!

gndn said...

I really like that pitted texture.

GBP })i({ said...

Someone bought this fit me as a birthday gift. It's quite awesome.