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Rapa Nui Moai or Ancestral Statue (VCU_3D_4731) 3D Model
This sculpture of hardened volcanic ash was collected by Paymaster Thomson in 1886 from Rapa Nui (Easter Island). It is on exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History. The ancestral statue was 3-D scanned with a Structure Scanner attached to an iPad Mini 4 on August 17, 2019. Portions of the back and the very top were not fully captured.