“And now, ladies and gentlemen, we come to item 215. A gift from a donor wishes to remain anonymous. Proceeds to benefit our organization’s ongoing efforts in Tibet.
“One mirror, gilt frame. Believed to date to Sixteenth Century, Germany. The surface, a material of unknown origin and composition, casts no reflection. When in the presence of electrical current, raised pictograms of an apparently non-human language appear on its surface. Currents between seven and nine amperes are believed to produce the clearest glyphs. Prolonged examination is believed to cause memory loss, madness, and ultimately death.
“Bidding begins at one million Euro.”
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