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For some of you, this one will need explaining. What looks like Arabic text is actually a quote from Andreas Hofer (led an uprising, wanted by the authorities, betrayed by one of his men, executed, revered as a martyr — does this sound familiar?) It says Mander, es isch Zeit (Men, it’s time), a famous Hofer quotation. The painting itself is a well-known one of Hofer, with only the head changed and the text added. It was part of an interesting Andreas Hofer exhibit at the museum a couple of years ago, about hero status, and cult of personality.

This would be as good a time as any to post it here.

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