Brendan Koerner found something interesting from China’s history:
Cultural Revolution Mango under Glass Dome with Clear Base
This is perhaps one of the strangest objects to come out of the Cultural Revolution in China. In August 1968 Chairman Mao was presented with Mangos, which he then redistributed to various teams in Beijing. Rather than consume these sacred mangos, they were preserved. And since the actual mangos could not be preserved indefinitely, wax mangos were made and placed under glass as one way to remember this wonderful gift from Chairman Mao…
This is an absolutely original glass cover, glass base, and wax mango. Apparently the wax mangos were sensitive to heat and thus the original wax mangos are rare to find in good condition. As the pictures demonstrate, this wax mango is in very good condition.
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