Wednesday, July 23, 2008

'Elvis' Sculpure is Actually 1800 Years Old !!!

Ancient 'Elvis' carving has fans all shook up

The quiff, the nose, the eyes, looks like a sculpture of Elvis right ? Well your wrong, it was actually made 1,800 years before 'The King' ever put his lips to a microphone

It's a Roman ornament, called an acroterion, carved in marble on the corner of a sarcophagus, part of a collection of ancient art owned by the Melbourne-based dealer Graham Geddes, which is estimated to sell for more than £1m.

Even the collector himself has coined the scupture 'Elvis'. A spokesman for the auction house Bonhams said:

"Fans of the King of Rock 'n Roll, seeing this face from the distant past will be forgiven for thinking that their idol may well have lived a previous life in Rome. Looking at this face with its Elvis-like quiff, strong jaw and nose, one is inevitably led to the thought that the human face for all is diversity and subtlety has after all an ability to repeat itself."

Source: Telegraph

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