Video CT scan : 3D translucent VRT view (stop the rotation when the figure is in profile : the countless high density nodules, displayed here in red, that seem to be scattered at random throughout the whole figure suddenly become organized as it shows the strata corresponding to the layers of compressed sand)
Experts could not agree on the authenticity of this sandstone statue. One claimed that the sculpture was not carved from sandstone but from ordinary cement; another group of experts said that the head did not belong to the body and that the statue was an assembly of mismatched parts.
The radiological study shows :
So it proved firstly that the statue is not made of cement, because the layering pattern is characteristic of sandstone with inclusions of iron oxide nodules, and secondly, that the head belongs to the body as the layers in the head follow the same tracks as in the body.
Video CT scan : 3D opaque VRT view
Video CT scan : 3D half opaque VRT view
Video CT scan : 2D MPR sagittal slices