What is that behind Jim Morrison?
January 27, 2006 11:01 AM   Subscribe

I need help identifying an obscure, ancient-looking sculpture. A picture of it appears pinned to the inside of a door in a photo of Jim Morrison holding a gas mask. Here is the photo of Jim My interest is in the photo over his left shoulder. Try not to be distracted by the one over his right shoulder. If you crop out the item and turn it right-side up, you get this. So, all you classical history buffs, recognize the statue??

I couldn't figure how to post a picture here.... sorry for just the links.
posted by swlabr to Society & Culture (10 answers total)
Best answer: Mourning Demeter.
posted by headspace at 11:12 AM on January 27, 2006

Response by poster: bless yu
I have been struggling with this. Where is there a place on here that explains that?

i hate this digression from the task at hand!
posted by swlabr at 11:13 AM on January 27, 2006

Clearer photo here, more classically known as the Demeter of Knidos.
posted by headspace at 11:13 AM on January 27, 2006

Response by poster: Fantastic!!! Amazing this place! I have been coming here for five years, and am still amazed at the collective genius!
posted by swlabr at 11:14 AM on January 27, 2006

swlabr writes "Where is there a place on here that explains that?"

Straight HTML is the original one true way of marking up stuff on the web. BBcode and it's relatives is a johnny come lately abomination of lazy admins. In otherwords you won't find the instructions to use HTML code anywhere here for the same reasons you don't see signs when your driving telling you which side of the road to use.
posted by Mitheral at 11:32 AM on January 27, 2006

Not to distract from the task at hand, but there are plenty of people who have no idea how to drive a manual transmission, and they're fine drivers anyways.
posted by j.edwards at 11:54 AM on January 27, 2006

This is how you do it:

[img src="http://site.com/exampleimage.jpg"]

Where you replace the brackets with < and> and fill in the part beween the quote marks with the URL of the image.
posted by lackutrol at 1:03 PM on January 27, 2006

I'd hate to restrict membership here to people who know how to code. Jeez.
posted by lackutrol at 1:04 PM on January 27, 2006

she is beautiful, thanks, headspace
posted by hortense at 3:16 PM on January 27, 2006

I never knew little Jim was such a goofy-looking youngster.
posted by soiled cowboy at 11:19 AM on January 28, 2006

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