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Posts in the skyphos category

skyphos-point-sectionGreek Skyphos Illustration

This is a quick post showing how 3D scan data can be used to create very accurate artefact illustration. The example here is a two-handled Greek skyphos from around the 5th century BCE and is in the Beaney Museum collection, Canterbury. This object lends itself well to scanning, as the opening is wide enough to allow for a complete scan inside and out. If the neck had been too narrow to allow scanning the inside, then the wall thickness would need to be estimated, but this would be true for a hand drawn illustration also.