The CT scan of this statuette shows, under the new layer of polychromy, an assembly of fifteen disparate pieces of terracotta held together by glue and metal pins. The face is made of unfired material distinct from terracotta.
Video CT scan : 3D translucent VRT view
These observations are characteristic of a modern construction made from ancient material, for example, bricks from a Han dynasty archaeological site. The aim is to exploit the conclusions that may be drawn from dating by thermoluminescence tests to authenticate the piece.
The full radiological report is available as a PDF :
Video CT scan : 3D opaque VRT view
Video CT scan : 3D transparent VRT view
Video CT scan : 3D maximum intensity projections
Video CT scan : 2D MPR sagittal slices