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the Towie Stone Ball

by Designs by Genghis

the Towie Stone Ball 3d printed First prototype in Bronze infused Steel
First prototype in Bronze infused Steel
the Towie Stone Ball 3d printed First prototype in Bronze infused Steel
the Towie Stone Ball 3d printed First prototype in Bronze infused Steel
the Towie Stone Ball 3d printed First prototype in Bronze infused Steel
the Towie Stone Ball 3d printed First prototype in Bronze infused Steel
the Towie Stone Ball 3d printed Rendered in Brass
the Towie Stone Ball 3d printed Rendered in Brass

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the Towie Stone Ball 3d printed Rendered in Brass
the Towie Stone Ball 3d printed Rendered in Brass

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the Towie Stone Ball 3d printed Printability Check in Preform
the Towie Stone Ball 3d printed Printability Check in Preform

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the Towie Stone Ball 3d printed
the Towie Stone Ball 3d printed

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  • Stainless Steel: Bronze-infused stainless steel with visible print lines and rough feel.
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Found in Scotland, carved stone balls are today still an enigmatic class of ancient objects. They are up to 4000 years old, and are made of various stones ranging from sandstone to granite. They are all of a relative similar size and are decorated with carved evenly-spaced patterns of circular bosses or knobs around the surface of the sphere. Some carved balls are more skilfully manufactured than others, and a rare few have additional decoration.






Despite their numbers (over 425), very little is known about carved stone balls and their purpose is still unknown. They are presumed to have been non-utilitarian objects with a symbolic or social significance to late Neolithic and early Bronze Age communities, and are most frequently interpreted as being indicators of power or prestige.


A wide range of theories have been produced to explain their use or significance, without any one gaining very wide acceptance.




This 3D design is a model of one of the most impressive carved stone ever found, in Towie, Aberdeenshire.



The digital translation design of this ancient piece of art was pretty exciting. Using modern design techniques to reconstruct 4000 years old art.

Given the size and the details of this model, its production with high-detail 3D printer is a great opportunity to test a prototype, before using precious metals. You can visualize the 3D model here.

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the Towie Stone Ball in Stainless Steel
Width Height Depth
4.498 cm 4.356 cm 4.266 cm
This model is 3D Printed in Stainless Steel: Bronze-infused stainless steel with visible print lines and rough feel.
Model version 1 | Last updated on 04/17/2016

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