Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Happy New Year!

And we are off to a running start here at the Museum of Culture and Environment collection's department! For the next 9.5 weeks, I have the help of five fantastic interns. Between the six of us, we will pack the collection and have it moved before the end of March. Which is approaching a bit too fast for my taste...

At the moment, we're doing finishing up things before getting down to the business of packing boxes. This has included dealing with some more of our mystery objects. Objects about which I know nothing and have been unable to find documentation for. Probably my favorite undocumented mystery is this piece:
Mystery front
Mystery back

I have no clue what this is or where it came from. It's a fairly heavy piece of carved stone with a very interesting image on it. It doesn't match the description of any of the pieces we haven't found yet - there are no missing "carved stone faces." And there's always the possibility that this was a student project mixed in with the collection we have that came from a teacher's museum. But what is it really? The world may never know. Or perhaps someone out there does...

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