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Storme - Anicius

Posted by Peter on 31 Jul 2022, 22:16

Something I painted just in between. I had more of these when I was young and sometimes I find some back.

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A bit more pictures and blabla on my blog!.

I hope you like him. ;-)
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Posted by Kekso on 01 Aug 2022, 10:09

Great renovation Peter. Maybe some "text" on the scroll would be nice addition.
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Posted by Peter on 01 Aug 2022, 10:55

Kekso wrote:Great renovation Peter. Maybe some "text" on the scroll would be nice addition.

Thanks Dalibor! :thumbup:

For the text on the parchment my skills aren't good enough. ;-)
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Posted by Kekso on 01 Aug 2022, 10:58

Peter wrote: For the text on the parchment my skills aren't good enough. ;-)


Well, that's I'm trying to do... to push your limits further ;-)
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Posted by Dad's Army on 01 Aug 2022, 14:20

already told on your blog, well done.
I like you give old figures a second (and better) look!
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Posted by Michael Robert on 01 Aug 2022, 21:10

Well done, Peter
Anicius - he's an antique Hamlet, or what? Interviewing a skull?
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Posted by MABO on 02 Aug 2022, 10:27

Great improvement for this figure, Peter. I try to take a roller-pen e.g. to make small lines on paper in such a case. But it works for me also in this way. Looks like a poet looking for inspiration.
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Posted by Peter on 02 Aug 2022, 15:07

Thanks guys for the nice comments! :thumbup:

If someone has some information about Anicius he may always share it with us. I did a search but I was getting some very strange results. ;-)
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Posted by Graeme on 03 Aug 2022, 03:48

What a difference!

Very nice updating of an interesting looking figure, he looks great. I think the scroll has a secret message written in invisible ink.

I did a search on Anicius and I think the most likely match was one Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius, most commonly known simply as Boethius. Apparently he wrote philosophical works musing on fortune, death, and other matters so he fits with the pose of the figure.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boethius
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Posted by Peter on 03 Aug 2022, 17:01

Thanks Graeme! :thumbup:

And thank you for finding that wiki page for us! I will put a link on my blog post to! Cheers mate have a beer! :occasion:
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 03 Aug 2022, 19:33

Dad's Army wrote:...I like you give old figures a second (and better) look!

Me too! Especially when the result is such an improved figure compared to the original. :mrgreen:

Great job, Peter! :thumbup:

Michael Robert wrote:...Interviewing a skull?

That must be the content of the scroll: the interview questions. :lol:

Santi.
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Posted by Peter on 04 Aug 2022, 18:21

Thanks Santi! :thumbup:
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