I would have installed her in my house as if she were the mistress of my life

“I hate mummies, and all those I have seen, in museums, tombs or private collections, have inspired a deep sense of repugnance in me. I have never felt any attraction to those staring skulls, with their empty holes and chalky bones, which bear witness to civilisations long since departed. They remind me of our perishability and of the awful substances we become if we choose not to be incinerated.”

Posted February 12, 2001

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