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Old 12-24-2012, 03:21 AM
Stark Raven Mad Stark Raven Mad is offline
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Arty Dopers: Identify another sculpture for me, pretty please

http://thestwrd.com/image/21820739117

I'm not usually big on sculpture but I saw this one and I was like damn, I wanna take you behind the bleachers and get you pregnant.

Seriously though, the thing is beautiful and I want to know who made it. Reverse image search just gives me more tumblr reblogs with no source attributions.

Thanks, guys.
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:22 AM
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Best I can find is an unsubstantiated claim that it's housed somewhere at the Vatican Museums. But as there are literally thousands of sculptures there, good luck tracking anything definitive down.

The picture looks like it's around 100 years old (the little plinth looks very 19th Century to me), and the statue may be stone, repaired at the wrist, I don't think it's marble.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:29 PM
Stark Raven Mad Stark Raven Mad is offline
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I know someone whose brother works in the Vatican - I'll ask if there's any way he can pop into the archives for a look without being impaled on halberds by twenty Swiss guards. Thank you very much for trying.
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:23 PM
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The Venus de Milo?
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:10 PM
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Um, no. God, a quick googling and you would have found that the Venus de Milo looks like this.
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:15 AM
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It looks like a sculptural representation of Adam's left arm from Michelangelo's The Creation of Adam fresco.

http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl...,r:2,s:0,i:110
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:51 AM
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It looks like a sculptural representation of Adam's left arm from Michelangelo's The Creation of Adam fresco.

http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl...,r:2,s:0,i:110
Interesting - a further clue. Thank you!
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:55 AM
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The photograph is apparently from the Alinari photographic archives showing a fragment from the Vatican's Museo Gregoriano Etrusco (which, despite its name, does contain some Roman items), possibly from a statue of Hadrian.

http://www.aeria.phil.uni-erlangen.d...hadrian25.html
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:47 AM
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The Dope hasn't failed me yet. My sincere thanks to APB, saucywench, Zebra, GuanoLad and anyone else who tried to reverse image search the crap out of this ridiculously handsome arm.

Last edited by Stark Raven Mad; 12-29-2012 at 11:51 AM.. Reason: remedy of premature expression
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