Saturday, 14 February 2009

Rosetta Stone

Very lovely, qua artefact: the shark's fin of its top, the comfortable rubbed-away curve of its bottom-right. The solidity of stone and the precision and seeming-fragility of paper. In its secular, Western way it's an equivalent to another stone covered with mystic undeciphered glyphs from another world ... this one:

Click the image for a closer look. Apart from the swapping of the shark-fin from top right to top left, this is intriguingly close.

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