Originally posted by Ablenable
Atlantis was an archipelago consisting of two large
islands situated in the Atlantic Ocean near the Mediterranean
Have a nice day.
Originally posted by Shadowed
The oxidation on this piece looks more consistent with a faux oxidation technique.
If you compare the next two examples of oxidation(true oxidation) Brass, Copper, and
bronze respectively, you will note a more uniform surface coloration.
More importantly on the bronze piece notice there is no indication of wear
on any of the edges top of bottom. On the piece presented there is clearly
wear on the upper rim. Being a novice metalurgist the metal appears to be brass. I have seen this type of candle holder at hobby shops for interior decorating. I do believe as someone else has stated that the piece is upside down. My guess would be that what is depicted on the upper rim in the photo holds just on the interior of it a place of fabrication most likely India(Many brass pieces are replicated there but possibly also Taiwan)
Now compare to a faux copper patina template.
and just faux patina
With these examples we can see the differences of true vs. replica. I'm sorry but the piece is in my scholarly opinion a faux with a wonderful story.
--Still new to the site had problems linking original images. So unfortunately I can't make it easy viewing, but at least the info is here.--
[edit on 17/2/10 by Shadowed]
Originally posted by Pakd-on-mystery
Where do you get this from? Sources? Proof?
PS: You might wanna read Plato again, nowhere is there anything mentioned about an archipelago..
Without sources and/or proof all you are is a nutcase making an outlandish statement
I forget to say, following my last hipotesis, if the artifact was exposed to a fire, it is also possible that some other important parts of it was missing... like parts made of wood or Hide(animal fur), what will difficult even more to recognize it's porpose for trivial use. Maybe we are just looking for it's "Hard skeleton".
Just imagine we have a room tea table where the extruture is in brass, but the table inself is in wood...after a fire all we will see it's just the brass part...
Depending of the work and details on that part, could be very difficult to us to understend that was a table in first place..lol...weird i know,,but very possible. (carefull, this is a exemple, im not saying the artifact is a tea table)