Ancient Riddles to Test Our Wits: Crespi’s Warrior

Carved Plate from Crespi Collection

Carved Plate from Crespi Collection

© 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.

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Compare this art to the Narmer Palette from Egypt, c. 3100 BC as displayed at the Royal Ontario Museum:

Narmer Palette, Egypt, c. 3100 BC - Royal Ontario Museum

Narmer Palette, Egypt, c. 3100 BC – Royal Ontario Museum

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Read about Father Crespi and see more art:

“The Crespi Ancient Artifact Collection of Cuenca Ecuador”

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