Marsyas was as much a symbol of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Digital Media Lab as was their infamous unicorns. We have a great scan of the stone carving by Balthasar Permoser that is up for public use on thingiverse.com/met. The scan was taken in the gallery using Auto Desk's 123D catch app on a cell phone. The app uses photogrammetry, a process of using multiple photos from 360 degrees around an object to map a digital surface.
I touched up the scan digitally, adding details like wrinkles and deepening recesses around his eyes and his mouth. I printed him as seen here on my B9 creator. This printer uses DLP (digital light projection) to cure layers of resin to a plate. After clean up and post curing, I made a mold allowing me to produce as many waxes for casting as I would like.
Once the mold was complete and cured, I used a pink jewelers wax to get a reproduction of the original B9 print. This wax is great for casting bronze. I created a few waxes and cast one.
Once cast, I used a combination of patinas to arrive at a finished Marsyas. From marble to a miniature bronze using a cell phone. Don't have access to the printer or the caster? There are great online services available for printing, casting, and manufacturing your unique and customized works and scans.
Currently on display in the MET's digital media lab.