For 137 years, England and Australia’s cricket teams have competed for ownership of ‘The Ashes’. The series of matches is so named following England’s unexpected defeat to Australia in the summer of 1882. A mock obituary in the Sporting Times stated that the body of English cricket would be cremated, and its ashes taken to Australia. During the next test series, played in Australia, a small ‘urn’ was presented to the English captain, Ivo Bligh.
As part of a knowledge-share between the museums, we agreed to use our digitisation studio services to create a 3D model of the MCC Museum’s most iconic object - the Ashes Urn.
Known as ‘the Home of Cricket’, Lord’s Cricket Ground contains the world’s oldest sporting museum and library, where much of cricket’s history is preserved and documented. The Ashes Urn forms a centrepiece of the museum and is arguably its most iconic object. https://www.lords.org/lords/our-history/the-ashes
Model optimised by Thomas Flynn of sketchfab.com