Sunday, March 8, 2009

Time Soup (again)

Age does not wither her, nor custom stale her infinited variety...

My friend Richard pointed this out to me this morning in the International Herald Tribune. "Don't you think it looks modern?" he asked, flashing it before my eyes. "It's from 1400 B.C."

It is amazing; it is not a 60s roach clip, a vaguely scatalogical Imperial Chinese nutcracker, a Chanel bath brush, or a document clip for the post-modern desk. Although I think they're guessing about what it is, ("duck-shaped container" is rather vague) whatever it is, it is timeless. It would look equally at home in just about any age you could imagine.

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