danger (british museum)

As I was taking this photo a person giving a guest an individual tour of the British Museum was explaining to his guest that Tara (this gold plated figure of a goddess) was locked away in a dark closet in Victorian times because in those days her curves were so sensual that she was considered dangerous. I interrupted and said, “what do you mean ‘was’ dangerous she still is!” The guide turned to me and enthusiastically said, “Yes and in the most delightful way.” He and I immediately struck up a conversation about Tara while his guest rolled her eyes at these two guys so easily distracted. Perhaps the Victorians understood a thing or two.

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