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Huwawa mask 3D Model
Terracotta mask of Huwawa (Humbaba), a monster who guards the cedar forest in the Epic of Gilgamesh. He is depicted as hideous with entrails of sheep covering his face. Gilgamesh and a friend, Enkidu, journey to the forrest to kill Huwawa and cut down the Lebanese cedars in a bid to gain eternal fame.
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale Babylonian Collection, Catalog No. BC.038065 (Original Catalog No. YBC 10066)
3D featured in the exhibit Ancient Mesopotamia Speaks at the Yale Peabody Museum 6 April 2019 – 30 June 2020.
Scanned and processed by Yale Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage Digital Imaging Specialist Chelsea Alene Graham using Artec Space Spider and Artec Studio Professional in 2017. Additional mesh processing carried out in Rhino and Meshmixer. Geometry uploaded at 0.3 mm resolution.
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