Austin, TX

Woman finds ancient sculpture at a Goodwill

Cristoval Victorial
Laura Young and her bustPhoto byInstagram/@templeofvintage

Back in 2018, Laura Young had gone to a local Goodwill in Texas and had came across a head sculpure that she describes as “... looked Roman. He looked old,” and that , “In the sunlight, it looked like something that could be very, very special.” She began to question and notice that the bust was natural old and worn out, this lead to her investigating more into the origin and background of it in the hopes to determine its authenticity and origin. Experts determined that the bust was indeed a centuries old sculpture missing from Germany, that belonged to German leader, King Ludwig I of Bavaria.
Acual image of King Ludwig I of BavariaPhoto

Experts and reports suspect a soldier in Aschaffenburg, Germany, after the war may have brought it back to the United States where it was found once more in Austin, Texas. The sculpture is reportedly held to remain on display at the museum of San Antonio Museum of Art until the year 2023, when it is returned to Germany.

There are many sculpture's that have awed us all from places hard to climb and get to, to all the complexity and detail some go to the extent of going through just to perfect their visions in art. One being the Pieta (1499) – Michelangelo
PietaPhoto byAnirudh

Made just from a single block of Carrara marble aka Luna Marble, Michelangelo once expressed that it was "the most perfect block of marble he had ever worked with". He also claimed that he could “see” the sculpture within the marble itself and that it was his job to merely remove the excess in order to free the image inside.
The Great SphinxPhoto byDk Find

Although many say it was once a form of a different animal such as a jaguar than carved by Egyptians its creation and its ingenuity still have puzzled many for hundreds of years.
Statue of LibertyPhoto byCNT Traveler

Steel frame worker and engineer, Gustave Eiffel and his companion Bartholdi, a French sculptor made and created what today is known as the Statue of Liberty. Inaugurated in the year 1886, Lady Liberty was a gift from France to the United States for its 100th year of independence. Since then, the landmark stands at the entrance of the New York Harbor as it greet millions of visitor every year.

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