JE: It is after all a painting .. So why not consider the opinion of an arts professional..??
SC: Why not indeed?
Earlier you wrote this:
JE: Anyway he tried to paint it sideways right handed to make it appear as though it was done before the block was laid...
SC: I presume what you are saying here is that the faker is trying to make it APPEAR as if the glyphs had been written whilst the block was horizontal.
You then write this:
JE: 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.
SC: So, what you are saying is that the glyphs were painted VERTICALLY but made to APPEAR as though written horizontally? My question then is, how do you know this--is it not just as possible that they actually WERE written horizontally and that is why they have the appearance of being written horizontally?