Technical details of the work
The life-sized replica of the head of Selene's horse from the Parthenon in Greece, which has been present since 1817 at the British Museum in London, was produced by TORART to demonstrate how faithful replicas of classic works can be the solution to cultural controversies like the one ongoing between Greece and England.
It is precisely thanks to the technology of ROBOTOR and the expertise of TORART that one of the cultural controversies that has been raging for over a century, the sculptures and bas-reliefs of the Parthenon brought to England in the early 1800s, might find a solution. The Greeks claim the works, but the British Museum maintains they were acquired legitimately. The problem could be solved with the help of robotic processing. It’s the dream of Roger Michel, Executive Director of the Institute of Digital Archaeology at the University of Oxford, with whom ROBOTOR and TORART had already collaborated to execute the copy of the Arch of Palmyra destroyed by ISIS, and now, for the replica of the Parthenon marbles.
While awaiting the resolution of the dispute between Greece and England, the head of the horse will be displayed to demonstrate how a possible solution to the quarrel exists and would increase the possibility for a wider audience to enjoy the works.