Talk:Colossus of Constantine

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2 right hands?[edit]

What is the evidence that there are two right hands? If no reliable reference can be found, I intend to remove this... Valerius Tygart (talk) 12:44, 27 May 2011 (UTC)

I have personally seen them in the museum, plus they are referenced in the biography by Pohlsander. See: http://books.google.com/books?id=XgXjH9SQC8QC&pg=PA79&dq=Constantine+statue+Pohlsander&hl=en&ei=QbrgTdyuK4OMswa1uMz_BQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCkQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false

By all means remove unreferenced assertions but not ones with in line citations - after all the article is a bit sparse on citations.Urselius (talk) 08:27, 28 May 2011 (UTC)

Fair enough! Valerius Tygart (talk) 13:31, 17 June 2011 (UTC)

This modular statue was uncovered disassembled, in fragments[edit]

No real contradiction here! Please leave this interesting information in the article. The statue was disassembled in ancient times, and later discovered in fragments. We probably will never know exactly what happened. The second right hand might have been a discarded early draft, a spare part, a later revision of this acrolith, or possibly a piece of some other statuary. These ancient statues were somewhat like lego figurines, easily revised with different, interchangeable parts. Fascinating! 71.207.203.133 (talk) 14:19, 9 September 2011 (UTC)