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Queen Elizabeth or Tom Hanks? New bust of British royal leaves some guessing

At the age of 89, Queen Elizabeth II has reigned supreme in Britain for more than 63 years, and now the monarch really has something to show for it.

Celebrated Chinese artist Chen Dapeng recently unveiled a porcelain bust he created to commemorate her.

Or was he commemorating someone else?

According to the Telegraph, the artist spent three months and made 13 attempts before producing the finished bust of ... Is it Tom Hanks?

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A picture shows A bust of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II made from Chinese white porcelain created by Chinese artist Chen Dapeng on display at the Winter Olympia Art & Antiques Fair in London on November 3, 2015. Chen is exibiting the bust of Queen Elizabeth II on his stand at the art and antiques fair in London. AFP PHOTO / NIKLAS HALLE'N RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE, MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION, TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTIONNIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images

Yes, some believe Chen's remarkable creation — and it is remarkable, as it sets a record for largest single piece of Chinese white porcelain — bears more of a resemblance to the beloved actor than the British royal.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 20: Peng Liyuan (L), the wife of President of China Xi Jinping, accompanies Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (R) as they arrive for a state banquet at Buckingham Palace on October 20, 2015 in London, England. The President of the People's Republic of China, Mr Xi Jinping and his wife, Madame Peng Liyuan, are paying a State Visit to the United Kingdom as guests of the Queen. They will stay at Buckingham Palace and undertake engagements in London and Manchester. The last state visit paid by a Chinese President to the UK was Hu Jintao in 2005. (Photo by Toby Melville - WPA Pool /Getty Images) RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE, MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION, TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTIONNIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 07: Actor Tom Hanks attends the AFI FEST 2013 presented by Audi premiere of Walt Disney Pictures' "Saving Mr. Banks" at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 7, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

Telegraph art critic Mark Hudson said, "I'm afraid it doesn't really look like the queen, that's the first thing that strikes you," adding that it "ended up looking like Tom Hanks."

But a spokesperson for the artist doesn’t agree.

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“Does Tom Hanks wear a gold crown?" the rep said in a comment to the Independent. "Come on!"

Well, there's no denying that.

The sculpture is currently on display at the Winter Art and Antiques Fair in West London.

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