Item #: SCP-232
Object Class: Keter
Special Containment Procedures: Item SCP-232 is to be kept lit at all times. No shadows should be allowed to form in the presence of this object. Should one of the redundant light bulbs burn out, a two agent team may enter to replace the bulb: one to change the bulb and one to carry the lamp to prevent shadows from occurring behind the agent changing the bulb. The lamp is stored in the cabinet outside the room, and must be inspected before each use.
Description: Moved to Site-19 5/7/1997. Origin is suspected to be of Sumerian design. SCP-232 is a statue of the goddess Ereshkigal, being offered a liver by what is assumed to be an utukku, or Sumerian demon. When SCP-232 is in the presence of slight shadows, agents may note the sensation of claws dragging lightly against or through their skin. In the presence of heavy shadows, light scratches to deep gouges may appear. The eyes of the statue have been noted to follow teams as they enter.
Blood and viscera left in the presence of the statue have been noted to inexplicably vanish before they may be cleaned, so sanitation staff is not required in the event of activity. Class 2 hazardous containment procedures should be maintained in the event of activity.
In the event of complete power failure, the entry airlock will be sealed automatically.
Addendum: Those with Level 2 Security Clearance should see document #232-1.
Document #232-1: SCP-232 additional procedures
In the event of activity, those directly involved should be monitored as per protocol 11B in the Security clearance database. SCP-232 is suspected to use some of its victims to survey the surrounding area.