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King Tut

Major collection: Holography
Named collection: Holography Collection
Object type: hologram
Maker: Blyth, Jeff
Date made: 1975
Materials: reflection hologram; glass
Measurements: 5 in x 4 in
Nomenclature: commercial
Classification: holograms

Mask of King Tut, staring towards viewer. The King Tut mask is in fact the inside of a plastic mould. By using a single spread laser beam through the holographic recording plate and into the mould, the finished hologram is captured on the "wrong" side of the plate. The viewer sees the mould turned into a normal orthoscopic image - projecting out of the plate.

Less exposure time of the single spread beam using a mould of an object enabled holographers to commercially produce "real" images. This principle was first demonstrated by Yuri Denisyuk. Please note that due to the unique challenges of holography as a medium, high-resolution digital images are not available for most items in the holography collection. Please contact us for more information on reproducing images of holograms.