Defective, damaged etc.

A Zippy with a distressed — defective, damaged, rejected, and in fact delusional — statue:

In this I hear the echo of Isaiah 53:3, as we hear it in Handel’s Messiah:

He was despised and rejected, a man of sorrow and acquainted with grief.

But I have a question about the artwork. Bill Griffith is scrupulous about such things, so the work depicted in the strip is almost surely a real sculpture. Anyone recognize it?

One Response to “Defective, damaged etc.”

  1. Burlesques, parodies, playful allusions « Arnold Zwicky's Blog Says:

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