This little stone fist is over three thousand years old. Maybe more. It was loose in the bottom of a large box of Egyptian artefacts that I was asked to photograph for a museum.
I was fascinated by it because at the time the logo for my Documentally Podcast was a fist.The fist I had chosen was nothing like this though. This Egyptian fist has the thumb tucked in and my fist was based loosely on Hunter S Thompson‘s two thumbed fist on his Gonzo logo. There was no formal connection to the Socialist fist as many thought.. That likeness was not intentional.
I have googled, researched and even looked in dusty books at the library to try to find out why the thumb is tucked in on the Egyptian fist.. Was it a secret society? A religious icon? Is it sign language?Perhaps it was meant to confound a bored blogger 3000 years later forcing him to post the image online just incase someone out there in the ether knew the answer..
maybe the thumb snapped off 2,900 years ago and wind erosion did the rest?
that little hand is awesome! Nope I believe it’s tucked in there – you would remember seeing it. I think I remember, reading/hearing someesoteric lore about the fist. Will wrack my brains/ask about to see what I can find for you