Pardon me for saying so but a graphologist is a person that claims to be able to determine character traits through the analyses of handwriting.
I see what you mean and it is a good point.
I have worked with professionals.. very highly trained individuals who can determine the authenticity of an artists signature. As you are probably aware most artists do not take the time or trouble to sign their work in a uniform fashion. Often just reaching for the brush and dabbing into what happens to be on the palette. There can sometimes be large sums of money at stake.
These signatures can range from say pencil on paper to say paint on canvas or wood.. So yes I think that it is possible.
I am not an expert in this field , and please excuse my sense of humour.
But I really do feel that one of the "ducks" in the journal is just too similar to one of the cartouche "ducks".
It is rather like trying to copy a signature. your signature is the same regardless of the media used. Even today we use it as a legal method of verifying identity.
I agree that a gang of workmen may have left their graffiti as the roof was going on. But the act of lining up a pre-painted "sun disc" exactly with the side wall would have been very difficult to do.
But why paint vertically?? I understand that glyphs are often formatted vertically, but aren't the characters usually upright??
Ancient or modern, I feel that the artwork shows evidence of having been painted in situ, probably by torchlight. for all the reasons I have already given. I cannot find a quail chick that looks anything like these.. "flamingos".
For me it's the ellipse, oval,compressed, Sun disc.. "Oh my God, I'm running out of space and I've still got to draw the cartouche around this yet".." hold that torch still".
HOT TIP for all graffiti artists .. always leave plenty of space to the right...
I have visions of the 1960's English film actor "Terry Thomas" up to no good as per usual..
Anyway all good fun..
and thank you for your comments..
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