SCIENCE

Modern artwork from Mexico passed off as 'ancient Indian temple sculpture'

Published on 01/02/2023 at 10:20

An image that depicts what appears to be an ancient engraving of a person seated in front of a computer has been repeatedly shared in false posts that claim it shows a thousand-year-old temple sculpture carved by an Indian king. A Mexico-based illustrator told AFP the image shows an art piece he made 25 years ago using resin and acrylic, inspired by science fiction, fantasy and Mayan and Aztec culture.