Friday, 6 January 2017

16th-Century Miniature Boxwood Carvings

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Only 135 of these tiny carvings are known to exist and all of them are dated to a very short time frame, between 1500 and 1530 either in Flanders or the Netherlands. Yet during that time wood artists have created some of the most incredible miniatures ever, the making of which still puzzles the researchers untill this day.

Micro-CT scans and advanced 3D Analysis Software helped to uncover just how detailed these tiny altars are. The inner layers are pieced together, hiding the joints so well, that only a microscope or an X-ray can detect them.

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