Singing Jar, Bats, and Monkey

Last weekend’s trip to the museum (to collect more things to go in my head and then escape from it) ended in a very quick trip round the exhibition of gold and other objects from the Colombian gold museum. I was about the last person allowed in, and it was very quiet. And it was just what I was looking for. I love this nearly-spherical earthenware jar. Perhaps I could knit one of these.

Columbian Singing Jar

Colombian Singing Jar

I like the bats just as much. Some are made of gold, and others of various kinds of polished stone. They remind me very much of the polished axes in other rooms that were never made to be used – jade ones, for example. And some of their faces, and the monkey face, are like the faces of humans drawn on the ancient Greek pots, such as the Crane Dancers in Room 73.

Bats and Monkey from Colombia

Bats and Monkey in the Colombian exhibition

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