About the Brain-egg

Ceremony with the Brain-egg
"A frequent find in the course of the excavation of the City. It has no direct connection with graves, though often found in them. Examples can be found equally often in soft walls, in the corners of halls or in gaps in the roof-stones of gates.
It may be surmised to represent an egg, as the promise of new life; but at the same time it alludes to the brain as the most sophisticated form of life. A great many varieties of brain-egg were made, but there is small hope of identifying the craftsmen who made them.
It is likely that what we are facing is a number of small versions of an enormous idol, now destroyed, which stood in the hall called the 'Hall of the Brain-Egg'. Plato mentions contemporary visitors to the Hall, who describe the cerebrum basin as a pit in the depths of a stinking caves, filled with a nauseating greyish brew.
More trustworthy is the account of a gigantic black oily surface, out of which rose an alabaster-white sculpture in shimmering torchlight.
Careful etymological treatment interprets the first written source as follows: this was the firs station in a long trial, and those who reached no further point were unworthy of experiencing solitary ecstacy at the brain-egg sculpture. The road, or rather labyrinth, leading there is a system of passages running through the ruins of the houses of the City…"
The Brain-eggs
ceramic, raku, gold leaf