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 Post subject: 1800-year-old Elvis Presley Sculpture?+comparison photos
PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:24 pm 
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It looks like Elvis might have been rocking Rome almost 2,000 years ago after a marble carving - the spitting-image of the king - was revealed. The 1,800-year-old Roman bust is now due to go under the hammer as part of a £1 million auction at Bonhams in London.

Dating back to 400 BC it bares a striking resemblance with Elvis, down to the over-the-top quiff and distinctive jaw line.Fans would be forgiven for thinking that their idol may well have lived a previous life in Rome.A spokesman for Bonhams, said: "The likeness is so great that Graham Geddes, the collector himself calls the carving "Elvis." "It is perhaps the strangest item in the sale, certainly to modern eyes."

The 'Elvis' bust is one of 150 lots, which once belonged to Australian collector Graham Geddes, which will be auctioned in October, other items include rare Greek and Roman vases and marble reliefs portraying battle scenes.
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Source: It looks like Elvis might have been rocking Rome almost 2,000 years ago after a marble carving - the spitting-image of the king - was revealed. The 1,800-year-old Roman bust is now due to go under the hammer as part of a £1 million auction at Bonhams in London.

Dating back to 400 BC it bares a striking resemblance with Elvis, down to the over-the-top quiff and distinctive jaw line.Fans would be forgiven for thinking that their idol may well have lived a previous life in Rome.A spokesman for Bonhams, said: "The likeness is so great that Graham Geddes, the collector himself calls the carving "Elvis." "It is perhaps the strangest item in the sale, certainly to modern eyes."

The 'Elvis' bust is one of 150 lots, which once belonged to Australian collector Graham Geddes, which will be auctioned in October, other items include rare Greek and Roman vases and marble reliefs portraying battle scenes.

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:shock: WOW! It sure looks a lot like Elvis! :shock:


  
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 5:16 pm 
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Yes, Barb, I think there is a fair amount of similarity too. Even the hair has that Elvis pompador look.



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:01 pm 
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Anyone else have any "similar" photos? If I have the time, I'll try find more of a side view.
Of course, what I posted below is not new to anyone. Seems like it graces the cover of several albums.

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Another one.

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Some side views:

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Some more side views:

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I like the Life photo for comparison purposes too, due to the hair.
His hair is so gorgeous here.

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Wow! It's fantastic! :shock: :P

Thank you so much Laurie, for the notice and for making for us easy the comparison with so adecquate photos.

I copied the information you posted to send it to Maia. I think she will love it. 8)



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Image How about this one?


  
 
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