Virgin and child replica

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A replica of a statue of the Virgin and Child, produced using a mould created with 3D printing technology.

This replica has been cast from a mould of a 3D print of the Virgin and Child from the collection of the British Museum. You can see the 3D scan on Sketchfab here.

History meets cutting-edge technology

This replica is part of the British Museum?s wider work with 3D technology, building on the AHRC funded MicroPasts project. This is the first time the British Museum has been able to use 3D technology to produce something to buy. This exciting use of technology means that this replica has been created faithfully with no damage to the original object, at a reduced size from the 75cm statue on display. To create a replica, ThinkSee3D takes the British Museum Digital Team?s scans of artefacts on display in the Museum?s galleries and produces 3D prints from which moulds are made. These moulds are then used for production of the replicas which are case using traditional techniques and finished British artists.

About the original

The original statute is a late medieval alabaster figure of the Virgin and Child from the collection of the British Museum, probably sculpted in the English Midlands. The standing Virgin is shown crowned as Queen of Heaven and holds in her left hand a flowering branch representative of the rod of Aaron, with Christ seated in her right arm. He holds a golden orb or apple in his right hand and touches the Virgin's chest with his other.

This attractive replica represents the fascinating meeting of modern technology with ancient art, and would make the perfect gift or addition to your home.

  • Product Code: CMCR61450
  • Dimension: approx 23.4cm x 8cm
  • SUBTITLE: British Museum
  • Exhibition: Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond
  • Material: Hand-finished resin
  • Illustrations: Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond
  • Details: 3D printing technology
  • Weight: 0.70 Kg

A replica of a statue of the Virgin and Child, produced using a mould created with 3D printing technology.

This replica has been cast from a mould of a 3D print of the Virgin and Child from the collection of the British Museum. You can see the 3D scan on Sketchfab here.

History meets cutting-edge technology

This replica is part of the British Museum?s wider work with 3D technology, building on the AHRC funded MicroPasts project. This is the first time the British Museum has been able to use 3D technology to produce something to buy. This exciting use of technology means that this replica has been created faithfully with no damage to the original object, at a reduced size from the 75cm statue on display. To create a replica, ThinkSee3D takes the British Museum Digital Team?s scans of artefacts on display in the Museum?s galleries and produces 3D prints from which moulds are made. These moulds are then used for production of the replicas which are case using traditional techniques and finished British artists.

About the original

The original statute is a late medieval alabaster figure of the Virgin and Child from the collection of the British Museum, probably sculpted in the English Midlands. The standing Virgin is shown crowned as Queen of Heaven and holds in her left hand a flowering branch representative of the rod of Aaron, with Christ seated in her right arm. He holds a golden orb or apple in his right hand and touches the Virgin's chest with his other.

This attractive replica represents the fascinating meeting of modern technology with ancient art, and would make the perfect gift or addition to your home.

  • Product Code: CMCR61450
  • Weight: 0.70 Kg