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Friday, August 20, 2021

2nd Century BCE


This Second Century BCE piece is missing all of one foot and most of another.
Mr. Scumbeast called it "hailing a taxi . . . or was it a chariot?"
In any case, he didn't know anything but the date.

 

4 comments:

  1. Bronze? Not so small in the male department as the first statue, which is interesting. I wonder if the sculptor did it on purpose or considered an organ that size to be small.

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    1. Yes, bronze. Maybe he was a politician, and as such, not considered god-like. Hence the average size penis.

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  2. This statue looks like the Antikythera Ephebe (a young man 18-20 years old undergoing military training) in the National Archaelogical Museum of Greece in Athens. It is a 330 BC bronze statue discovered in 1900 by sponge-divers in the area of the ancient Antikythera shipwreck off the island of Antikythera, Greece. It was the first of the series of Greek bronze sculptures discovered in the Aegean, which fundamentally altered the view of Ancient Greek sculpture. The statue was retrieved as multiple fragments and had to be restored in stages. Hence the missing feet. The Antikythera Ephebe held a spherical object in his right hand, and it has been suggested that the statue represented Paris presenting the Apple of Discord to Aphrodite.

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    1. It's a remarkable restoration, even without the feet. Thanks for the backstory!

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