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3D imaging of the Parthenon sculptures: An assessment of the archaeological value of nineteenth-century plaster casts

Payne, EM; (2019) 3D imaging of the Parthenon sculptures: An assessment of the archaeological value of nineteenth-century plaster casts. Antiquity , 93 (372) pp. 1625-1642. 10.15184/aqy.2019.179. Green open access

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Abstract

Intent on recording in situ ancient sculptures at risk of deterioration, nineteenth-century archaeologists were at the forefront of an ambitious campaign of plaster-casting. Today, these surrogates preserve details now lost from the originals, but evaluation of their accuracy is of vital importance. Some of the earliest such casts are those held by the British Museum. This article investigates the efficacy of three-dimensional imaging for determining the accuracy of these casts, assessing whether they preserve lost information and whether they can be employed as reliable surrogates for the originals.

Type: Article
Title: 3D imaging of the Parthenon sculptures: An assessment of the archaeological value of nineteenth-century plaster casts
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.15184/aqy.2019.179
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.15184/aqy.2019.179
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Greece, Parthenon, Classical sculpture, plaster casts, 3D imaging
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Institute of Archaeology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Institute of Archaeology > Institute of Archaeology Gordon Square
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10091318
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