Cast on a large plastic resin slab mold by patting concentrated cotton and abaca pulp against the surface. The smoothness comes from the plastic mold surface. The cotton pulp contained various mineral pigments and retention aid. Both pulps were internally sized with Hercon 40 and the surface was coated with acrylic lacquer.
The original object was scanned as a TIFF file on a Nikon Coolscan 4000 film scanner at approximately 4000 pixels on the long dimension. A 300 ppi JPEG file limited to 1024 pixels on the long dimension was then added to the CONTENTdm database.