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Lego of the Gods

Tweet from the British Museum says: “This 2,300-year-old #MysteryObject has a modern equivalent – what do you think it might have been used for?”

Eh. No idea. No associated article and no idea of scale, so I really could not say, BM.

…chasing a deadline tonight…


Comment from J. S. Bridges
Time: June 14, 2018, 10:12 pm

Very-early-version yogurt-maker?…

Afghanistan umbrella stand?…

Comment from James Webb
Time: June 14, 2018, 10:25 pm

I’ll say it if no one else will… Legos!

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: June 14, 2018, 10:25 pm

It’s a drink holder.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: June 14, 2018, 11:11 pm

What are the dimensions of the object?

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: June 14, 2018, 11:14 pm

No idea.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: June 14, 2018, 11:14 pm

I’m guessing “Porta-Potty.” Although… never mind.

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: June 14, 2018, 11:35 pm

Jello mold!

Ya big sillies!

If I were across the border in that place across our southern border, I’d suggest it was a sugar mold.

(By the way kids, DON’T eat Jello mold…no no no. Tidepods si, Jello Mold no.)

Comment from thefritz
Time: June 14, 2018, 11:50 pm

the original flight for Meade and some other disgusting medieval drink…

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: June 15, 2018, 12:16 am

It’s from the condiment bar—for the eight kinds of salsa!

Comment from LesterIII
Time: June 15, 2018, 1:23 am

Popsicle mold?

Extracted-tooth catcher?

Tooth-filled Pospsicle mold?

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: June 15, 2018, 1:25 am

Mancala for dummies?

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: June 15, 2018, 1:54 am

Ink/paint holders.

Comment from p2
Time: June 15, 2018, 2:16 am

its the salad bar from the Happy Eater on the A-12 outside of Chelmsford.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: June 15, 2018, 2:48 am

Golden goose egg carton

Comment from J. S. Bridges
Time: June 15, 2018, 7:23 am

Only-ish thing that can be said with (some) degree of certainty is that either a) the British Museum actually knows, full-well, what it is, and is just messin’ with us…or b) the British Museum actually has no gen-you-whine clue as to what it is, is “fishin’ around”, hoping to get somebody – ENNYbody – to give ’em a good, solid, knowledgeable/authoritative blast on whattheHell’sup with it…and is, therefore an’ thereby STILL just messin’ with us…

(Prob’ly’ll turn out to be Methuselah’s cat’s doorstop, er’ some-such…)

BTW – Msg. to Uncle Al: Thankx very much for the assistance/reminder re: needing to install the Adobe Player add-on/plug-in in order to achieve the Galloping Weasel header – went and did so on the ol’ browser, and it worked a treat…Bob’s indeed yer Uncle, Aunt and maybe even a Cousin or three…

Comment from Warren
Time: June 15, 2018, 12:16 pm

That’s an Owari board. Alternate spellings are Warre, Oware. Owari is a game between two players trying to capture all the stones/seeds from his opponent. Todays’s game board consists of twelve holes with two end pockets. I played it in Barbuda many years ago.

Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: June 15, 2018, 12:42 pm

Toothbrush and safety razor stand . . .?

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: June 15, 2018, 3:01 pm

8 cell battery case used for starting the ‘Tesla’ broadcast power plant in the Great Pyramid at Giza.
There were actually many of these on something like an in line circuit, and this is the only one that survived because it was smuggled out by a priest before the agents of the galactic confederacy destroyed the functional portions of the power plant.

Or, perhaps it’s a votive candle holder recovered from the ruins of the Chapel of Our Lady of the Evening, or an 8 wick slush candelabra.

Or an 8 cup pan for making Yorkshire Puddings.

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: June 15, 2018, 3:08 pm

How about a mold for growing rectangular octopuses?

Comment from AliceH
Time: June 15, 2018, 4:14 pm

Ric fan wins!!

Subsequent tweet says it is a “calcite set of paint-pots/ink-wells: a rectangular base with eight vessel-like compartments hollowed out, the rims protruding from top, and 2 ridges beneath”.

Height: 6.3 centimetres (stand)
Width: 11.1 centimetres (stand)
Length: 21.1 centimetres (stand)
Diameter: 4.6 centimetres (avge)

(My kindle won’t let me copy/paste web addresses here for unknown reasons.)

Comment from thefritz
Time: June 15, 2018, 5:46 pm

what the bloody hell????


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: June 15, 2018, 7:38 pm

I saw your post in the sidebar, AliceH, and thought he’d won the Deadpool!

Fake news, the Fritz. One of the supermarkets tried this before and became the butt of many jokes.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: June 15, 2018, 7:59 pm

They’re called Dinky Dips:


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: June 15, 2018, 11:20 pm

Youze guys got me unnecessarily excited thinking the nasty unrepentent commie bat finally shuffled off this mortal coil. FFS, she’s 102 – will be 103 in Dec. These people live for ever. smh

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