Thursday, April 21, 2016

Lovecraftian Thing a Day No.112: Ike Tane Amulet

I procured this rather grotesque amulet from the rather mysterious Dr. Prentiss during a certain convocation held at Providence some three years ago. The accompanying document indicates that the amulet is apotropaic in nature (also evidenced by the Eye in the Triangle and Elder Sign symbols carved into the belly of the thing), especially in regard to the Ike Tane - ichthyic humanoids which populate the mythology of the Maori people of New Zealand. I apologise for the murkiness of the image: despite multiple attempts at photographing the item in both a well-lit room and direct sunlight, this was the best result I was able to obtain.

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