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I didn't spend many hours in the Louvre during these last few days, without allowing my eyes being caught by images unrelated to the summer scavenger hunt.

For some time now, the ancient Egypt department seemed struck by a mysterious bout of anemia.
Unbalanced settings in many display cases, missing archeological items and replaced by laconic and red slanted notes.
Reference number, denomination, date, curator signature and two mentions calling to each other : exhibition in Boulogne, exhibition in Taiwan...

Of the flint blade and handle carved in the canine of hippopotame dagger, 5,300 years old and usually presented behind protective glass panes in the middle of this room's entrance, remains only the stand created especially for it.
A temporary orphan for the good cause, for the stake of art and cultural diffusion; a mere accessory deprived of exotic travel; one left for account contraption which, during a few weeks only, can attract glances, admiring the elegance of its fine silhouette and its asymmetrical contour; a basic assembly of wrought iron rods at last able to dream that, in another context, from the Louvre to the Centre Pompidou for example, it would - really! - be the star! ;-)

Lens distortion correction, but color temperature is still slightly yellowish: difficult - at least for me! - to estimate correctly the adequate balance between sun light and artificial light...

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