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(Mirror.co.uk)   Trying to be cool: Taking a selfie on the knee of a priceless Greco-Roman statue at an Italian art museum. Even more priceless? Shattering the leg on said statue   (mirror.co.uk) divider line 11
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2014-03-19 03:02:10 PM  
3 votes:

TheMysticS: Luckily, it was a plaster copy.
Still worth a bunch, made in the 19th century.
(I think they said?)
Still, dumbass tag is the correct choice.
The 'art student' probably thought it was a marble carving- that shouldn't break just because you sit on it... still...


Agreed...who touches anything at a museum, much less sits on a statue? That said...

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The statue is plastered in graffiti. You think if it meant that much they'd actually maintain it. I could maybe see how someone would interpret that as the piece not having any importance or value, and that it was okay to get a little more hands on.

Brat.

No argument there :)
2014-03-19 02:28:26 PM  
3 votes:
Fark headline: priceless Greco-Roman statue
Article headline: priceless Roman statue
Actual article: modern copy of a priceless Roman statue (value unespecifed)

Sure, it's still got value, but it's not going to be close to the original
2014-03-20 01:24:59 AM  
1 votes:
How it used to look:

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2014-03-19 07:20:12 PM  
1 votes:

Yanks_RSJ: Priceless

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Not anymore.


One of my all-time favorite lines in the history of cinema.
2014-03-19 06:04:27 PM  
1 votes:
Look.  Nobody thinks the Sphinx is worthless just because its nose got a little broken, right?

Glue it back together.  The statute just has some more history to it now.  As a part of the record, it is part of the provenance.

It is just exposing the integrity of the object's passage through time.

Its not like someone knocker over a rock that had been sitting on a lump of mud for thousands of years.

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2014-03-19 04:55:01 PM  
1 votes:
 I am that clumsy and lack judgment to the same degree.
2014-03-19 04:28:10 PM  
1 votes:

NightSteel: So, a 19th century copy of what might itself be a copy was broken.  Don't get me wrong, that does suck, but at least it wasn't something original or irreplaceable, and no doubt it will be itself restored.


Yup, it was a plaster copy. Boo hoo. Make another plaster copy- as such, the value of this thing should be exactly as much as it costs to make a new plaster copy, 19th century or not. It's entirely replaceable, and being old doesn't inherently make something more valuable.
2014-03-19 04:20:14 PM  
1 votes:
Would've been nice to know whether or not the original still exists.  Wikipedia lists it as being displayed in a gallery in Munich.

it's unknown if the 'original' is really original, or a high-quality Roman copy from sometime between a possible true original's creation and the work's discovery in a moat in the 1620s.  Also, the Munich statue has undergone a lot of restoration work over the years.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barberini_Faun

So, a 19th century copy of what might itself be a copy was broken.  Don't get me wrong, that does suck, but at least it wasn't something original or irreplaceable, and no doubt it will be itself restored.
2014-03-19 04:12:49 PM  
1 votes:

red5ish: Abox: I can do 20 bucks.

How do these guys survive in the age of ebay? And the third generation is going to go out of business just because of reasons.


Most people who pawn or sell things at pawn shops need the money yesterday, and in a town like Vegas I'm sure pawn shops get a LOT of business.
2014-03-19 03:38:13 PM  
1 votes:

vartian: The statue is plastered in graffiti. You think if it meant that much they'd actually maintain it.


This. What kind of place calls itself a museum and lets its exhibits get defaced?
2014-03-19 02:30:34 PM  
1 votes:
Luckily, it was a plaster copy.
Still worth a bunch, made in the 19th century.
(I think they said?)
Still, dumbass tag is the correct choice.
The 'art student' probably thought it was a marble carving- that shouldn't break just because you sit on it... still...

Brat.
 
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