boxing dionysos…

Eca’s cast collection is getting some long needed conservation. I thought he looked incredible, like a plaster version of Boxing Helena. Still in situ on the main stairway leans poor old Dionysos (original cast from the Elgin Marbles). All that drinking must have eventually got to him,  he has lost 2 hands to time and (temporarily) 2 legs to restoration…unlucky in the after afterlife.

strangely visceral, isn’t it?

…and here is what has happened to his legs:

This is another strange scenario, obviously part of a pietà, someone just ordered a cast of the jesus part, but there still seems to be a kind of negative space where the mary bit should go.


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