The Headless Horseman has been a fictional character in European folklore since the Middle Ages. Throughout history, the Headless Horseman has appeared in literature, art, TV shows and movies. The most notable story in American folklore was written by Washington Irving. The short story tells about a soldier during the Revolutionary War who was decapitated by a cannonball. His ghost haunted the area of Sleepy Hollow—especially a schoolteacher named Ichabod Crane who he eventually killed.
Our 3D-printed Headless Horseman figurine features the Headless Horseman mounted on his black horse. He is galloping down a dirt path, his black cape flowing behind him and his horse leaping over a log. The horseman has the reigns in one hand and in his other, a jack-o-lantern raised into the air. He is carrying an axe and a bag at his side. The model begs the question, what’s in the bag? (Heads!)
- Designer: Kelly Root
- Number of Layers: 11,408
- Layer Resolution: 89 Microns (Slightly thinner than a human hair.)
- Build time: 6 hours
- Dimensions: 3.3 x 6.7 x 5.5”
- Printer: ProJet 660Pro
- Software: Maya and Photoshop
Fun Character Facts:
The Headless Horseman was featured on a postage stamp in 1974.
The Headless Horseman appears in Celtic, German and American folklore. The stories vary slightly, but the Headless Horseman character if fairly consistent.
Sleepy Hollow is a real town in Westchester County, New York.