A museum in the Netherlands has unveiled a 3D-reconstruction of Julius Caesar it contains, according to the the creator, “a crazy bump on his head.”
(The national Museum of Antiquities in Leiden)
Julius Caesar, the reviled, and revered in the Roman emperor, has been given a new look, thanks to a recent 3D reconstruction of his face and head.
The National Museum of Antiquities in the Netherlands, unveiled the new bust, and Friday, to give the viewer a fascinating picture of what Caesar would have looked like in real life, complete with a huge hump that is a part of his head.
“So he has a crazy bump on his head,” said physical anthropologist Maja d Hollosy, the person behind the reconstruction, according to the Dutch newspaper HLN.
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“A doctor said that something like that happens in a heavy delivery,” she said. “You don’t have to find out, that as an artist.”
The reconstruction is made on the basis of a 3D scan of a marble portrait in the collection of the museum.
“The piece of the sculpture is pretty damaged,” the museum said in a press release. “That is the reason why it was decided to supplement the missing parts, such as nose and chin, on the basis of the second portraiti of Julius Caesar: the so-called Tusculum bust.”
The museum said that the 3D reconstrcution will be on display until the end of August.