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10.2 th…Post…ThumbPrint
Posted on: November 4th, 2011 by dan 38 Comments

This is the left thumb of the bronze arm as seen in 10.0th…Post…ThumbPrint. Here it looks a little different, the lighting is different and the photo shot is perpendicular to the thumb pad.  The patina seems very heavy in this view.

Photo by: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC  [#10]

If you look closely at the lower edge, one can see the shiny area where the prints had been  worn off.  The very center of the pad looks a little puffy and this area shows better in a side view.  The pad does have a little scarring.    Looking at the area between 6:00 and 7:00 one can see a slight indentation, sort of like two footprints left in the sand on a beach.  Now this is  a very slight scar.  If I enlarge the photo to see it clearly it will take too long to download.  It is there and I have enlargements of in in my files.

However, I think this scaring might be  beneficial to my research.   In my posting   10.4th…Post…ThumbPrint and looking to the far right, the very last portion of the print one can see a  the dark area.  An enlargement of this area looks like two foot prints left in the sand on a beach. When I attempt to align these two different sets of footprints (in the sand) in the same direction the ridges of both thumbprints flow in the same direction.  This is a plus for me.

When I first examined the print in the paint I thought that it would have to be a thumb because of the location.  I also thought it had an orientation of  12:00 / 6:00.  However on recreation of  someone leaving a print and how it would appear I an now certain it was made with the thumb pointing at 2:00.    The print would look just the same but the ridges would flow in a different direction.   Thumb was pointed in a 2:00 direction.

Lets move on…we can come back….dan

 

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