My husband has a passion for shopping. If the shopping is obscure & bargain-priced, all the better -- he gets the thrill of the hunt & a "deal" at the same time. Beaming like a cat bringing home a bird, he presented me with this yesterday:
'Where did he score this curiosity?' you might ask. Well, rising (or sinking?) to a new level of consumerism, he scored this baby at the Anchorage Police auction. That's right, police auction. It was one of a collection of dubious articles seized by law enforcement officers during whatever happens when they seize stuff. So… what the Helen is it & what is that figure on it? I don't know. How am I going to make use of it? Well, I don't know that either, but whatever I do, it needs a thorough cleansing first because it has some seeerious juju. Assuming it can be cleaned up, I was thinking of using it as an offering dish or a plate for "cakes." But I am really wondering about the harpy-like beast -- it conjures thoughts of Lovecraft's 'Old Ones.' (Perhaps it s the facelessness of it that gives it the Cthonic feel.) I am hoping to discover that it is some inspiring, or at the very least, interesting mythological creature or persona. Do you know what it is? Willing to chance a guess? I'll take it.