Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Hail Tsathoggua!

He was very squat and pot-bellied, his head was more like a monstrous toad than a deity, and his whole body was covered with an imitation of short fur, giving somehow a vague sensation of both the bat and the sloth. His sleepy lids were half-lowered over his globular eyes; and the tip of a queer tongue issued from his fat mouth.

This faux bronze idol of Clark Ashton Smith's Tsathoggua comes to us from artist Richard Svensson.  The patina is quite nice.

1 comment:

CoastConFan said...

I really like this figure. The bronze finish is excellent and the corrosion is not overdone in the least. I saw the post this morning and over course the day, mulled over why it struck an odd thought with me. It made me think of a Lord Dunsany’s short story from The Book of Wonder (1918), called Chu-bu and Sheemish, about two feuding idols and the doom that befell them. The short story itself is available to read on line here http://www.sff.net/people/doylemacdonald/d_chu-bu.htm

Download full Book of Wonder at Archive.com inPDF and e-formats https://archive.org/details/bookofwonderchro00dunsuoft

Project Gutenberg free download for Book of Wonder http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/7477

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