Ancient Tudor Sculptures 3D Printed

3D printing, fabbaloo, Leicester, oxford, yale, Duke, King, museum, 3d scanResearchers at the University of Leicester, University of Oxford and Yale worked together to replicate a tomb monument originally designed for King Henry VIII’s illegitimate son, Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond by Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk in the 16th century. 

You might be thinking that this project is another one of those “scan ancient object and 3D print it” projects, but you’d be wrong. You see, this particular tomb monument was never actually finished.

Originally intended to be installed in Thetford Priory, it seems that the Priory was dissolved before the monuments could be finished. In succeeding years pieces of the monument were taken away, refinished to alternate designs, leaving just pieces, some of which now reside at the British Museum. 

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