The man looks like a royal courts-man or an orator. Whatever he may have been, the wood statue reminds us of the glory of days bygone. The way he emanates a feel of being experienced is linked to our expectations of being old. We find comfort in such statesman like figures who are old but carry the knowledge of being old around.
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