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|Description ||The 1.5m "Shoemaker", to give him his 17th century nickname. Possibly the Nordic god Thor with his hammer.|
|What would be the outcry if we painted all of our cup and rings bright orange?|
|It's a difficult one, isn't it? I'm not going to argue the case for painting - it's there and it looks good so you go and see it. But is it right to do it? Some say it is only showing the carvings as they might have been - painted with ochre. But there is no evidence for that. There are many carvings on Bohuslan left unpainted and some are covered over for protection. So it's not a universal thing. The sites are painted only after they have all been fully recorded and the painting, it is said, helps with the preservation. Not sure about that but at least it stops visitors making their own "enhancements" to the images. And that has to be a positive.|
|Yes I agree It would be difficult to see without the paint and originally they may well have been painted with ochre. Good to see an absence of graffitti|
|Martin L |
| The hammer is a later addition. Originally the famous "Shoemaker" was an "adorant" with upraised arms.|
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