Making Many

Interactive exploring mass production of shabtis in Ancient Egypt.
Making_many_01_shabties_1_no_background.jpg The geometric accuracy of 3D images is particularly valuable for morphological investigation of artefacts.
3DPetrie_Our3DInteractives_MakingMany In ground-breaking research, Making Many draws on this by overlaying cross-sections of a group of figures to study methods of mass production in ancient Egypt using moulds.

Working with a specialist in ancient technology affiliated with UCL's Institute of Archaeology , it was also possible to make a 3D print of a scanned figurine at the DMC in the Bartlett School of Architecture and create a replica of the ancient artefact by 'reverse engineering' the manufacturing process. Watch a video of 3D printing and manufacturing process below.

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