Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Cute? Conversation piece? Macabre humor?

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Oi veh, now I've seen everything!

Remember those large ancient coffins from Deir el-Balah in Museum Eretz Israel and also those in the Israel Museum?
I showed you the pictures for Taphophile Tragics meme.
The Deir el-Balah cemetery was south of Gaza,  a stronghold established by the Egyptians on the main route from the Nile Delta to Canaan.

Now, for only $37, you can have a 7 inch/ 18 cm high coffin pencil holder for your desk!
The clay adaptation of the real coffins comes with a certificate of authenticity from the Israel Museum.

If you don't believe me take a look at
http://www.judaicawebstore.com/-anthropoid-cofflin-pencil-holder-adaptation-deir-el-balah-13th-century-bce-P1134.aspx# 
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7 comments:

Robin said...

Creepy, but I've never been a big fan of coffins and the like.

Sara said...

The price is a bit steep! I'd call it a conversation piece, but it's not anything I would want for myself.

Patsy said...

I will have to go back and see all of the Taphophile Tragics. Great site to explore.

Cloudia said...

Now THAT excites me!



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VP said...

No thanks, I do not have so many pens and pencils to justify the expense...

Nicola Carpenter said...

I don't know I think it has a certain something about it.

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Kay said...

Hmmmm... interesting, if you don't think of it as a coffin.