Jon Ellison Wrote:
> Hi Scott
> No presuppositions..
> It would make sense to me if the block were
> painted in the quarry prior to installation.
> It would be extremely fortunate that the graffiti
> were positioned on the block in such a way that it
> would not be hidden behind the side wall masonry
> Bearing in mind that there may be at least another
> six feet of block hidden in the masonry.
> The adjacent glyphs appear in photographs to be
> slanting. Each character.. left to right top to
> bottom. this would indicate that the glyphs were
> painted in situ.
> it is a natural trait for a right handed person.
> standing to the left and painting vertically to
> the right.
> The adjacent glyphs and cartouche ..appear to run
> out of space and are compressed toward the end .
> this is also a natural trait for an untrained sign
> writer. This would also not be the case if the
> painting was done before the block were installed.
> hence my attempt at humour with the "NO PARKING "
> sign analogy.. (It's an art school standing joke)
> I feel that the looping and sinuous nature of the
> brush strokes are reminiscent of 19th century and
> first half of the 20th century British, English
> handwriting as I was taught at school, there have
> been changes since.
> I work in the world of art these days and recently
> had to do some renovation work on a Victorian
> military fort. The style of semi-formal, hand,
> sign writing on plaster seemed to remind me of
> There are experts in this field who verify
> signatures .. Paintings. etc..
> It may be worth looking into this.
> I tend to play myself down .. Don't want to appear
> big headed.. :)
> However I am experienced in this field.. "Masters
> Fine Art"
> It is after all a painting ..
> So why not consider the opinion of an arts
> Or is this exclusively for the Egyptologists..??
> Post Edited (15-Jul-14 19:02)