A piece of paper, printed from the web, containing an image of a decorative fireplace mantle now in the collection of the Los Angeles Museum of Art

An artifact, flattened out on a screen.
It's not really flat, I realize.
Subject to gravity and decay, images have to exist somewhere.
This artifact (the image on the screen) transmits another one that I believe exists somewhere else. The artifact becomes mobile.
Or its image does.
What is it, exactly?
I can make another kind of artifact from this image, one that I can carry with me to find out more.
I imagine the original artifact, as if looking at it through a window,
imagining
scale.