Posted by Yon Bard on December 18, 1998 at 19:38:07:
In Reply to: Re: Why weavers didn't make fragments to begin with posted by Steve Price on December 18, 1998 at 13:59:28:
Steve, I think you do entirely miss my point. The direct impression a fragment makes is very relevant to whether one wants to acquire it. But it is totally unfair to cast aspersions on the weaver's skill based on the way a mis-reconstructed fragment looks, and to compare it to intact pieces, which some people on this panel did, apparently without even realizing it's a fragment.
As for fragments in general, I have some that gladden my heart whenever I look at them because they are objects of beauty in themselves, and because they do suggest the look of the real thing which I could never afford. And if we start sneering at fragments we'd throw out all the old Konya Mosque rugs and the Fostat remnants, not to mention the Venus di Milo; and certainly the remains of the Parthenon would be razed to the ground and the Elgin marbles tossed into the sea.
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