Monday, March 26, 2007

A Mummy's Hand Would Look Nice on Your Mantel

New York is truly a shopper's paradise. Not only is Dracula's Castle for sale here (see the post for January 10th), yesterday at an auction held at the I.M. Chait Gallery in Manhattan, New Yorkers were given the chance to purchase a mummy's hand, warthog heads, a fossilized penguin, meteorites, and the skull of a 67 million-year-old Tyrannosaurus bataar. (Which was advertised as "perfect for a New York City apartment.)

The dinosaur skull sold for $276,000, while the mummy's hand went for a mere $4500. (And it does, indeed, look nice on my mantel.) You can read more about the items that were up for auction in the New York Times and the New York Sun.

Below: The skull that will soon decorate some lucky New Yorker's apartment.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

why would ANYONE sell ANY of that?????

5:05 PM  
Blogger CosimaCat said...

Because one has never lost money underestimating the taste of the multiverse's public.
But the mummy's hand was actually pretty cool. (is it indeed yours, Ananka?)

6:32 PM  
Anonymous Ananka said...

No, that was a joke. I missed the sale. But I wouldn't mind having a mummy's hand. One of my father's degrees is in archaeology, and we used to have bones and other ancient detritus hidden all over our house. And that is 100% true.

7:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey who is cosimacat anyway?

10:14 AM  
Blogger CosimaCat said...


4:37 PM  
Blogger CosimaCat said...

(Note- above comment was to kendall. I clicked publish and then realized I should explain.)

4:38 PM  

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