Researchers digitally restore colourful Buddhist statue
Published on December 16th, 2013 | by Admin0
As a result of two years of research, the team used computer graphics technology to re-create the colors of the rich-colored patterns of the statue from the Tenpyo Period (729-749), based on pigments that remained on its surface. The restored colors also show peacock feathers used to encircle the “hidden” statue, which wields a “vajra” (thunderbolt) in his right hand.
Story: Maoki Matsuyama, The Asahi Shimbun | Photo: Tokyo University of the Arts