No afterlife after the sale

24Oct07

funerary vessel
In Cairo’s souk a merchant once beseeched me to buy replicas of ancient funerary vessels fit for Tut, vessels meant to hold body organs. They were skillfully duplicated, exact copies, he insisted. As I paid for a few, including this one with the jackal-headed god Anubis, I asked for a receipt. I didn’t need a receipt, said the merchant. What if while leaving the country customs mistakes it for the real thing?  “That won’t happen,” he scoffed dismissively.

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