As I mentioned in the previous post, the newly unveiled Seraphim mosaic in Hagia Sophia reminded me of a head mapped to a flat surface. I am not an expert in 3D mapping, but I created the following composite showing how the face could have looked in 3D. I used FaceShop, a Photoshop plugin, to map the features of the depicted face to the features of a 3D face. The software then creates a 3D model that can be rotated maintaining the features of the original. I took two angles that show the shape of a face.
I wanted to see how this would look to see if the original artists could have envisioned how a rounded face could be presented on a flat surface. This is a speculative image at best, a curiosity item, a thinking tool.