Three new, full-color 3D prints available at Shapeways: 6″ version of the Boar Carriers frieze, ready to hang on a wall; 6″ version of the P. Cornelius Synistor inscription, also ready to hang; 2″ panoramic photo-sphere of the umbrella pines in Villa Doria Pamphili in Rome. The “Sandstone” material gives them an authentic, stone-like feel.
Walking back from the Mithraeum, I went down the steps to the Tiber walkway near the Cloaca Maxima, beneath the Pons Aemilius. Took several photos of the Pons Aemilius as I walked around the broken bridge, from both Tiber level on the walkways and Isola Tiberina and above from the Lungoteveres, Ponte Palatino and Ponte Cestio. Unfortunately there was no way to get the top surface scanned, so that’s left as a big void. It was a sunny day yesterday and high contrast can cause problems; I wasn’t expecting much. But it turned out pretty well.
A group of us went to the Mithraeum of Circus Maximus. It was uncovered in the 30s, beneath a theater storage building behind Santa Maria in Cosmedin. The large relief of the bull-slaying scene was decently lit, so I shot photos for a 3d scan.