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Strasbourg and Alsace 071

As we're having a bit of an ancient kings day in the UK, I thought you might like this: from the museum attached to Strasbourg cathedral, where this statue once stood before he was brought indoors to avoid more damage. He's graphic evidence of the strength and fragility of the local red sandstone. And he's in a room with plenty of other stone walls and figures, as a bonus.

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He is rather beautiful - and slightly eerie.
I think it's that the carving is so crisp where it's undamaged. We're used to eroded statues with bits missing, but not ones that have clearly split with some force vertically.
He looks rather sad... but then so might I be, I suppose, if half of my face had been carved away! What king is this?
I don't know; I'm not even sure whether he's a specific French monarch. I suspect from where he was more likely a representation of a Biblical king, but I don't know for sure.
Oh my, there's something so moving about that face and posture.
Yes, isn't there? I suspect he was supposed to be patient and just, but now he's more patiently suffering.
A rather sad countenance.
I think it would be 'noble' if not for being sliced in half. *g*
"This is my good side..."

He looks impressive, what's still there, and I love what remains of the colours of his clothing.
He's certainly memorable, more than a year later!