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the Call of Cthulhu Bas-Relief

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This portentous object is my attempt to replicate with some precision the bas-relief referred to as having been sent to good Professor Angell, in Lovecraft's "Call of Cthulhu." This relief, however, is cast in tinted plaster, rather than being formed of still-moist clay. Feel free to request the tint that most appeals to your sense of the blasphemous and arcane.

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"The bas-relief was a rough rectangle less than an inch thick and about five by six inches in area; obviously of modern origin. Its designs, however, were far from modern in atmosphere and suggestion . . . [shewing] that cryptic regularity which lurks in prehistoric writing. . . . Above these apparent hieroglyphics was a figure of evident pictorial intent, though its impressionistic execution forbade a very clear idea of its nature. It seemed to be a sort of monster, or symbol representing a monster, of a form which only a diseased fancy could conceive. If I say that my somewhat extravagant imagination yielded simultaneous pictures of an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature, I shall not be unfaithful to the spirit of the thing. A pulpy, tentacled head surmounted a grotesque and scaly body with rudimentary wings; but it was the general outline of the whole which made it most shockingly frightful. Behind the figure was a vague suggestion of a Cyclopean architectural background. "

Surely having such an object in your own possession will bring you fruitful dreams.
This portentous object is my attempt to replicate with some precision the bas-relief referred to as having been sent to good Professor Angell, in Lovecraft's "Call of Cthulhu." This relief, however, is cast in tinted plaster, rather than being formed of still-moist clay. Feel free to request the tint that most appeals to your sense of the blasphemous and arcane.

This is how the object is described in the story:


"The bas-relief was a rough rectangle less than an inch thick and about five by six inches in area; obviously of modern origin. Its designs, however, were far from modern in atmosphere and suggestion . . . [shewing] that cryptic regularity which lurks in prehistoric writing. . . . Above these apparent hieroglyphics was a figure of evident pictorial intent, though its impressionistic execution forbade a very clear idea of its nature. It seemed to be a sort of monster, or symbol representing a monster, of a form which only a diseased fancy could conceive. If I say that my somewhat extravagant imagination yielded simultaneous pictures of an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature, I shall not be unfaithful to the spirit of the thing. A pulpy, tentacled head surmounted a grotesque and scaly body with rudimentary wings; but it was the general outline of the whole which made it most shockingly frightful. Behind the figure was a vague suggestion of a Cyclopean architectural background. "

Surely having such an object in your own possession will bring you fruitful dreams.

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Reviewed by anorris46
5 out of 5 stars
Nov 7, 2017
Awesome to work with! Fast shipping, great communication and item is superb!
the Call of Cthulhu Bas-Relief

Reviewed by TheRyanAElliott
5 out of 5 stars
Jan 24, 2018
Beautiful, and shipped so fast.
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Reviewed by boisefansince98
5 out of 5 stars
Oct 1, 2017
Awesome piece. As described
Great s&h
Seller was quick to answer any question I may have had.
Thanks again!
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5 out of 5 stars
Apr 11, 2018
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the Call of Cthulhu Bas-Relief

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: plaster, dye
  • Feedback: 83 reviews
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