Skulls and Posts

Today’s brief entry from the commonplace book is one I wrote during a trip to the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford, i.e. the best museum. I love that place. I could fill out an entire notebook with ideas culled from those exhibits. If you ever get the chance to pay it a visit, I highly recommend that you do.


  • Bear skull – painted with mythic scenes from Nepal; related to something called the Dance of the Bear. This one has a lot of potential.
  • Witch’s post – from the Danby region, Yorkshire; carved with crosses and bars; if the owner placed it close to the entrance it would prevent witches from entering the dwelling.