CT-scans of Djenne terracottas from Mali

(image courtesy of Dr. Marc Ghysels, Brussels)

(image courtesy of Dr. Marc Ghysels, Brussels)

Though inactive since November 2011, this videoblog “Djenne Terracotta” features some amazing views of Djenne figures from the Inland Niger Delta in Mali.

A project of the radiologist Marc Ghysels, 100 terracotta objects from both public as private collections are presented accompanied by an opaque rotation video 3D CT scan. Highlighting the details from all corners, one gets a much better understanding of the threedimensional sculptural qualities of these objects. Worth a visit.

The Menil Collection, Houston, USA (# 81-56 DJ) - (Image courtesy of the Menil Foundation)

The Menil Collection, Houston, USA (# 81-56 DJ) – (Image courtesy of the Menil Foundation)