This numbered edition Canvas Print, designed by William King, comes with a numbered and signed certificate of authenticity. Ready to hang, this image is printed onto a 450gsm white finish, 100% cotton canvas and stretched over 1.5” deep wood stretcher bars (3/4” for XS). Each print comes with wall hanging hardware.
ELTDOWN SHARDS. Pottery shards found near Eltdown in southern England in 1882. Psychic evidence from Professor Turkoff of Beloin College suggests that the Elder Things inscribed these ceramics and buried them when Great Britain was part of Pangaea. Lin Carter speculates that the original authors of the work were instead the Great Race of Yith. Comparisons of these shards to similar documents, however, suggest that the Elder Things were the authors, so any Great Race copies were probably translated later. The shards, which were discovered in a Triassic rock stratum, are inscribed with many strange markings of unknown meaning. The first two scholars to examine the Shards, Doctors Woodford and Dalton, hastily pronounced them to be untranslatable. Since the discovery of the Shards, however, several manuscripts purported to hold the true secrets of these artifacts have been circulated among certain occult groups. Around 1912, the Sussex clergyman Reverend Arthur Brooke Winters-Hall made an attempt to decipher the fragments and in 1917 published a thick pamphlet including the results of his own translation. The pamphlet was seen as being much too long to be a translation of the relatively small amount of writing found on the Shards.Nonetheless, it has been quoted in the works of many occult writers since its publication. The Plastic Wax Factory, purveyors of intricate and fine molten effigies. All your gods, demons, monsters and creatures of the abyss to Leech Lords of the Cthulhu mythos, witches, warlocks, and lunatic residents of asylums the world over still murmuring their arcane incantations. Plus the odd tome, sigil, place of interest and manifestations of magical mumblings amongst the cursed. All are represented here in glorious molten plastic wax, set alight and melted into puddles of primordial grotesquerie. Recommended for the mad and delirious and those fine folks from Leeds, Hull and Scarborough.
Scarborough, United Kingdom