© 2016 B. L. Freeborn
In this piece from the Crespi Collection find the words in italic:
The hoary ancient head of Earth was left low
by the two holes pressed through.
The sword struck near the foot of the tile foundation.
It walked leaving a two footed foundation,
one magnetic and the other true.
The dagger of Baal with its double crater lying at the old pole was
rightfully raised to be the angle that parts longitude.
The pole wavered and split,
the collar dropped to the eye.
The new youthful Earth was thus clothed.
Compare this art to the Narmer Palette from Egypt, c. 3100 BC as displayed at the Royal Ontario Museum:
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