> The symmetrical imperfection might be an artifact
> from the reconstruction process. If they really
> did create that with soft-stone technology, they
> presumably would have had complete control over
> its symmetry, and might very well have achieved
> Don't forget that it was also suggested that the
> stone piece, itself might not have been put into
> use but, rather, was simply a "master" to form a
> mold from which other copies were cranked out,
> e.g., in metal.
I'm inclined to think that the out of balance asymmetry is a result of less than perfect restoration.
Its partner exhibits a remarkably high degree of symmetry and precision post restoration. If they were both made by the same process we'd expect to see similar precision.