Saturday, November 7, 2015

Cleveland Museum of Art uses 3D technology to restore 2,000-pound Krisha statue

By Clare Scott
When the museum acquired the statue, it was missing its arms and legs but they were unable to make a 432-pound fragment, which included the left hand holding up the mountain, fit.
OHIO---Hindu legend says that the deity Krishna, when a storm threatened his people, lifted India’s Mount Govardhana to shield the villagers from the rain, which lasted for seven days and seven nights. The legend has been widely depicted in various art forms, including a six-foot-tall, 2,000-pound stone stone statue, sculpted in the sixth century and now owned by the Cleveland Museum of Art. The museum purchased the sculpture in 1973, but it was fragmented and incomplete–until very recently, when 3D scanning and printing allowed for it to be fully restored. [link]