Optical Devices

$15.00

"Tell the Bees..." Phantogram Set

The phantogram is a unique form of stereo anaglyph developed by Aladar Heppes in the middle part of the 20th century. The initial idea for the anaglyph, however, is substantially older, being first references in the 4th century BCE by members of the Socratic school. The phantogram differs from other anaglyph images in that, through precise geometric projection, a phantom of the object appears to exist in "real space" before the viewer.

This set commemorates the exhibition, Tell the Bees...: Belief, Knowledge, and Hypersymbolic Cognition with eight color phantograms, highlighting such topics as Mouse Cures, Breaking Eggshells, Tooth and Salt, Infant Nails and the Gift of Song, Muryan (Ant's) Eggs as an Antidote to Love, Child's Caul (Silly Hood), and Urine.

Each phantogram measures 4 x 4-inches and has an informative description printed on the reverse. All are packaged in a handsome cardboard sleeve with magnetic closure, and come with viewing instructions and a pair of red and blue glasses.

More information on this exhibit from the Museum's collection can be found here.

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