"Miskatonic University Special Collections Department
Item # 72112
"The Elder Thing Relic"
Believed to have originally belonged to the Asian mystic Anqi Sheng, this red coral relic was found among the personal belongings of the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang.
Thought to depict one of the fabled "Elder Things" as mentioned in the Necronomicon of the Mad Arab Abdul Alhazred. The "Elder Things" were said to inhabit large cities in the south and were said to be the possessors of forbidden knowledge, including the secrets to eternal life. This would explain the item as having been in the possession of Emperor Qin whose extensive searches for immortality are well documented.
Item # 72112 was seized from a San Francisco based Chinese criminal organization with ties to the "Cult of Leng".
Classification: Singular/ Unusual
Item # 72112 is exceedingly rare and represents an as yet unknown ancient artistic style. Item # 72112 may not leave Miskatonic University Special Collections Department under any circumstances.
Measurements: 3.75" x 4.5"
NOTE: Handle with care. Item # 72112 has been observed to cause minor to severe skin irritation after prolonged contact with the skin."
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