Saturday, July 14, 2012

F'ing White Apes

Your Parisian correspondent, Le Spawn, doth say:

You've got to keep your eyes on those white apes. I was in the Paris Museum of Comparative Anatomy and Palaeontology this afternoon. As you wait in line to buy a ticket you are greeted with this sculpture called (more or less) "A Borneo Savage being Strangled by an Orangutan":


Dig the detail of the 'quadramanous' orang's right foot grasping the sauvage's left calf and the screaming baby orang on the right. Comparative anatomy was no laughing matter back in the day, to be sure. More to come on my Old School visit to the museum.

4 comments:

  1. Wow, that's got some gruesome detail. I'm curious what the circle things are to the right of his/head. Are those hoop earrings flung off the ears in battle or unused condoms tore out of their packet mid-fight? Just goes to show you, sometimes even safe sex will get you killed.

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  2. I thought they were hoop earrings too, but the interpretive panel (just out of frame) indicates it was the latter scenario.

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  3. This looks like an image out of Lovecraft to me.

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