You forgot the connect the dots picture by Hildegard... what?!
I almost did but decided to save her for 'to be continued'.
Sculpture is difficult! Even if he had used a pointing machine or calipers to copy an existing work, or modeled in wax and had a craftsman copy it, it is still difficult to think and model in the round.I can't even carve a dog out of a bar of soap.
Please comment with charity and avoid ad hominem attacks. I exercise the right to delete comments I find inappropriate. If you use your real name there is a better chance your comment will stay put.