Ampulla Lactoplastica


Found: Plymouth, England, 2118.

This somewhat irregular, flattened, ovoid form is greyish white, translucent, cool and slimy to the touch, with ridges and folds. There are faint printed markings and an embossed symbol of a broken triangle with arrows and a number 2. At the more tapered end is an indentation suggesting an orifice surrounded by narrow ridges. The slightly wider end is flatter. One one side is a slight shoulder or protrusion which may have been a handle.

What was this object used for? The form resembles a fish but it is inanimate.

It is uncanny, ghostly, a fossil of the anthropocene.

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