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"The child with a forest atop her head"

Alex CF 2014

This tiny unique skeleton was found in an auspicious tomb on the Peninsula of Osbora in 1891. Contained within a clay coffin, and surrounded by various trinkets and bones, It is believed that she had been deified and worshipped. On the coffin was carved the words “Yab Noes Laka Natok” which translates as “child with a forest upon her head”. This area of Osbora was settled by the Charnos people in 450 BCE.

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Nosferatu; roots of the Vampyr Nation

Alex CF 2014

A beautiful ebony study case, detailing the findings of the late Cleric Abramo, in his tireless quest to seek out the source of the Vampyric viral strain, discovered the roots of the Vampyr species - Upir, or Nosferatu, a secretive enclave of ancient creatures. Please visit http://www.merrylinmuseum.com/index/#/nosferatu/ to find out more information.

This piece is now for sale. If you would like to purchase it, please email me at merryinhouse@gmail.com

Field Museum, Swan, 1891, Terry Evans, 2001, Iris Print.

The photograph is by Terry Evans and captures a trumpeter swan specimen, preserved for more than a hundred years at the Chicago Field Museum. The swan, its neck curved back upon its body, is bound with a wide swath of coarse cotton, which is unevenly secured by random stitches. An aged tag attached to the bird’s foot with a thin, twisted wire is the only touch of color in the otherwise black-and-white composition.
Evans photographed hundreds of specimens from the drawers of the Chicago Field Museum. In a quest to understand the wildlife of the prairie, scientists gathered plants, insects, fish, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Turning her lens on the subjects sometimes unsettled Evans, whose parents were dying as she worked on this project. When I asked her about the image of the swan, she told me, “It is hanging in my living room. Its beauty and sadness sum up everything I thought about the specimens that I photographed. I found it extremely sad to realize that the swan had to be killed in order to study it, but I also was moved by the care in the way it was prepared. I think of that muslin that wraps it as a shroud.” (architectural digest)