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While browsing images of classical statues I saw this one..
The one on the left below is in The Louvre museum.
The two on the right below look rather similar don't they?
So where does this photo come from?
On a number of different marketing websites for this gallery
But if you look on his website you won't find that one,
but another very similar one.
Interestingly, another very close to this one can be found
here on another website
By the same hand wouldn't you say?
In fact, same production line at the factory?
Back to the Sadigh website we can also find this one sold
together with a (fake) oil lamp: $6000
But on the other website you can buy this one (same piece!) for $2000 more
And this one is indeed very much like the one we first saw!
But also the very same piece we first saw is there on that website!
Compare. It is the same piece.
Should one be surprised that these appear for sale on two different websites?
Not really: look at who signs the certificates of authenticity.
Though Mr Sadigh never provides particularly large and clear images the other seller (if indeed the 'other' seller is a diferent person) does often provide enlarged photos.
So we can have a closer look to see what ancient marble does not look like.
They are all of course modern pieces and from the same workshop.
While we are about it we might as well take a look at that lamp
one version of the torso statue is offered with.
Comes in several "finishes" from the supplier.
It has clearly been inspired by the 'Burney Relief' in the British Museum
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