Did Elvis live
relic has been verified by experts, who say it is a
decoration found on the corners of a Roman coffin. This
Elvis probably dates back to about 200 AD about
1,750 years before the birth of rockn'roll. But
it could even date to 400 BC, experts claim. It was
part of one of the worlds most stunning private
collections of ancient art owned by an Australian collector,
The 'Elvis sculpture is 2nd Century AD and was
estimated to make £25,000 to £30,000 in
auction in London in October 2008. However someone got
a bargain because it only sold for $24,000!
The likeness is
so great Looking at this face with its quiff,
jaw and nose, one is led to the thought that the human
face, for all is diversity and subtlety, has an ability
to repeat itself.
The Roman ornament,
called an acroterion, is carved in marble on the corner
of a sarcophagus dating from the second century AD.
It is not just
auction house staff who were taken aback by the bust
others were all shook up too.
reported in the Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, Sun, NY
Post newspapers July 2008
Please note that this item is NOT in our Museum.