Iceman Ötzi comes back to life to help teach others
South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology has made three life-size replicas of Ötzi, the ceman, who was found mummified in the ice. The sculpture was made by the renowned merican paleo-artist ary taab.
The mummy replicas are part of a new travelling exhibition on the Iceman, which will be touring the and anada from . The sculptures came about thanks to cooperation with the old pring arbor earning entre in ew ork. There had been huge interest in the story of the Iceman by American research institutes and museums and so they were keen to bring t i to visit merica.
The replicas were made using preexisting CT images of the Iceman as a basis to fashion a resin replica of the mummy. This data then made it possible to create a model of Ötzi using a 3D printer. fter the blank had hardened, the mummy was sculpted and hand-painted by ary taab and his team work that took many months to complete.
It was said that the reconstruction of the hands was the biggest challenge, since they could not be captured on T scans.
Copy of Ötzi, the Iceman mummy