A Study on Making a Replica for Restoration of the Stone Lion Statue Excavated from Woljeong Bridge

월정교 출토 사자상 복원을 위한 모본 제작 연구

  • Received : 2015.05.22
  • Accepted : 2015.06.17
  • Published : 2015.06.20


TExhibiting replicas of major artifacts is becoming common recently to raise their value and help the public to understand them. In Korea, more attention is paid only to appearance in creating replicas of artifacts. It is required to study reproduction technology minimizing damages to originals and applicable to massive artifacts like sculptures in the situation that replicas and artifact reproduction is increasing. To make a replica of the Stone Lion Statue excavated from Woljeong Bridge, a measured drawing and a cross section are produced based on art historical surveys using 3D scans. A non-contact reproduction method is selected. The strength of the non-contact reproduction method is that the output is detailed. Athough the non-contact method has known to be applicable only to small scale artifacts and require reprocess, it is discovered to be applicable to detailed statues like this lion statue. Therefore, this study may contribute to complement the historic authenticity of the statue as well as to raise its academic value. It also can be utilized as research material of similar artifacts'replicas and restoration.


Woljeong Bridge;stone lion statue;restoration;replicas;non-contact


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