The Mystery Behind These Incredibly Intricate Boxwood Carvings From The 16th Century
These 16th-century boxwood carvings are so tiny researchers who study them view them using micro-CT scanning, advanced 3D analysis software, and X-rays. The small, intricate boxes originated in the Netherlands around the 1500s and have since been a mystery to some researchers. Religious pieces were often seen as a sign of wealth and class before the Reformation period where they went out of fashion quickly and were most likely carved at an exclusive workshop. Researchers from the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Rijksmuseum teamed up for an innovative exhibition to explore the pieces even further. According