The Ringlemere Cup is a Bronze Age vessel found in the Ringlemere barrow near Sandwich in the English county of Kent in 2001 and it currently resides at The British Museum. During a three month residency at The British Museum I had the honor of working with its curator Neil Wilkin and 3D scanning this beautiful artifact.
We decided to scan the cup to aid the reproduction of a replica and potentially gain new knowledge about the object. I used an Artec Spider ( a high resolution blue light scanner) to capture, in real time, both the surface structure and texture of the cup. The Artec has a sensitivity setting that compensates for the effectiveness of the gold, thus allowing me to capture the entirety of the cup and avoid data holes.