Puffer Fish Lamp

As the William Hodges Fellow I an under the aegis of the Southland Museum. Last Thursday I was invited to have a look at some of the treasures that they have in their stockroom.

Here is one of them. A lamp made from a Puffer Fish aka Fugu a Japanese delicacy. A deadly poison if cooked incorrectly.

There is a frisson here. A fish with a light inside. The Surrealists would have approved.