Monday, March 29, 2010

FAUX POSTAGE/ a bas relief sculpture of the priestess of the Oracle of Delphi by Eric Whollem

"Tableau of the Pythoness"
The Empire of Amphora
by Eric Whollem
edition of 100, plus ten artist's proofs
70 x 48 mm.
Copyright by the artist.

The Oracle of Delphi

The Pythoness or Pythia is the designation of the
ancient Greek oracular priestess of Delphi. This
fantasy stamp from my micronation of Amphora
depicts a bas relief sculpture of the priestess in her
prophetic ecstasy.

Behind her one can see the tripod, a symbol of the
Eleusinean mysteries.

Artist stamps, artistamps, mail art, fantasy stamps.

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