Eeyore's tail and Kanga's nose
This kangaroo carved for St. Eusebius' church I copied without too many changes. The remarkable thing was that it had the tail of a donkey! So I finally figured out where Eeyore had left his tail. With Kanga and her baby Roo. My neighbour Pieter, who keeps an organic farm in the same yard and has recently been to Australia, pointed out that a kangaroo has a much longer snout than the 'original’ had. Since this original is not original anymore but got a replacement head in a later restoration, I didn't feel too worried about extending the snout a little. By these details you can tell that the sculptors at the time couldn't reference a picture as easily as we do today. And perhaps a visit to the zoo was not always possible either.