Dual camera scan at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC.
Textures are 8192x8192 pixels (color, normal, ambient occlusion, curvature, roughness, and thickness maps)
The top of the sculpture is over 10 feet off the ground, so it was a real challenge to get all the angles without breaking the museum rules. Maybe some day well get permission to bring a ladder?
The sculptor was Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (French, Valenciennes 18271875 Courbevoie). Heres a description from the museum: The subject of this intensely Romantic work is derived from canto XXXIII of Dantes Inferno, which describes how the Pisan traitor Count Ugolino della Gherardesca, his sons, and his grandsons were imprisoned in 1288 and died of starvation. Carpeauxs visionary statue, executed in 186567, reflects the artists passionate reverence for Michelangelo, specifically for The Last Judgment (153641) in the Sistine Chapel of the Vatican, Rome, as well as his own painstaking concern with anatomical realism.
Fun fact: according to the Mets webpage, the scupture weighs 4955 lb. / 2247.6 kg.