CT Scans in Art Work Appraisal

Figure 1

A. Baule mask, Ivory Coast. Wood, 29 cm.
The X-ray film and CT scan show no anomalies in this case, but provide an excellent example of the two imaging techniques before approaching more complex cases.

B. Conventional X-ray film. The little black dots on either side of the nose are nail tips.
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C. CT: opaque three-dimensional view (3D).

D. CT: opaque 3D views. The mask has been rotated on a horizontal axis, to obtain observations from different angles.

Detail: further views