Direct link is here: https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection
Thanks for the link! Used to be one of my favorite places to roam around in! Unfortunately it hasn’t been that close to me for many years now.
Be aware of the licensing claims and issues:
@evermorian: Interesting take on ownership of (so much looted) artwork at the British Museum! I wonder how that will play out if other museums begin doing a similar thing!?
I did find something there that is very exciting—and somewhat depressing. I’ve been working on replacing an 8-foot Easter Island Moai statue that sat next door to me here in La Jolla for 20+ years. The house was placed in a trust 10 years ago after the owners passed away—a marine geologist couple that somehow imported the statue to La Jolla. They worked on dating the statues—cir. 1200-1500 AD. The statue was removed by one of the children. We purchased the house about a year ago after the 10-year trust expired.
I started prototyping Moai statues with my Glowforge thinking of using a Maslow DIY CNC to create large “slices” for later chicken wire and stucco. Then I switched to the idea of 3D printing ever larger molds for concrete casting.
I know that weight is an issue and plan on somehow dealing with that with a hollow mold or lots of Perlite added to the concrete, more like volcanic tuff, which is what most of the Moai statues are carved from (but not the one below).
I see now that solid concrete would clearly result in a “weight issue”. The same height basalt statue in the British Museum…
…weighs 4.2 metric tons—9260 pounds!!
We shall see…an adventure for us stay-at-homes!!
I watched that documentary about the statues walking; it was quite compelling.
Thanks for the link!
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