We would like to thank Princeton University Art Museum, in particular Jeffrey Evans, manager of visual resources, and Emile Askey, for kindly creating and supplying 3D models of some of their Maya ceramics for us to insert in this website.
The ceramics were brought into a studio, where they were subjected to studio strobe lighting and colour-managed digital capture workflow. The ceramics were captured using medium-format as well as SLR cameras. Software used included CaptureOne, Lightroom and Photoshop for imaging, and MetaShape (Photogrammetry) to generate the 3D Models.
The ceramic models beautifully illustrate the way ancient Maya artists intended their works to be viewed, that is, held and turned in the beholder’s hand. The ceramics supplied by Princeton University Art Museum thus enable a virtual experience of their intended viewing, their generosity opening up new possibilities of research in Maya art.