This is a fantastic photograph. It is so very deep in so many ways and goes way beyond composition, lighting and angle of attack or whether it was stolen from a museum or if its a desecrated relic . Doesn't this make you wonder who this was, what their hopes and dreams were, if they ever fell in love, how they lived, how they died and what they accomplished and contributed to the world while they were alive. More importantly what does this image say to the viewer about herself/himself and what emotions does it create within them? As you have said '...this is what we are reduced to in the end' but eventually even this will cease to exist and all that will remain, even after we are long forgotten, will be the residue of our actions or in-actions. Well done!