07/09/2018 Update for all downloaders. I reduced the number of polygons so that the model is downladable. I corrected the holes, the lips, and the nose which is now more semitic like the original. I lack of good pictures of this mask, so if you have some, PM me. I still have the fine model of 356 megs. I will correct the ears this month. It is now printable with easy3d, repetier, icesl and simplify. and now a version with clever supports wich allow fast printing without supports generated automatically.
I saw the errors described in the comments and i'm refining the model. The original model is made with lightwave which is not a good software for printing. i am currently refining it with sculptris with a lot more polygons. Currently the new definitive model is too large for thingiverse (357 megas)so i have to simlify polygons despite it is printable. i will post a new version as soon as possible. The only way to print is the nose upwards and it works with simplify. Anyway i will have to add a splitted model so it can be printable full size even on llittle printers like mine.
The model is currently remodeled, with the complete head and refined hair texture according to the indications from the helmet of meskalamdung.
I dedicate my account to the valorisation of art pieces ,in danger, destructed or underestimated, rarely shown or not avaiable in 3d.
The Sargon mask of the akkadian king is dated 2334–2284 BC, this means it was approximately 5000 years from us . Unfortunately , the Us-Army let the robbers and islamists destruct it in pieces in 2003. Only some pictures remains and the only negatives remaining are in a low format. no 4x5 inches negative exists. This model has been made with photogrametry. the model was just a help for reconstructing it with imagine3d and finalised with lightwave 3d.
Lesson Plan and Activity
understanding the context
Why was it destructed in 2003 ?
in the middle of the first iraki war, us soldiers let the robbers do their job. It was broken in pieces by islamists.
Why was it in bad condition when it was discovered ? One eye is missing.
not because of the age. The left eye was broken because some people took the eyes-
Why was it abandonned?
Was in an old city destructed during an akkadian war. Hidden in the ground to preserve it.
understanding the context:
-How did it look like ?
had eyes and colors
how the eyes looked like?
colors stones, precious stones
-Purpose of the mask ?
presence of the king any time