Areplicais an exactreproduction, such as of apainting, as it was executed by the original artist or a copy or reproduction, especially one on ascalesmaller than the original.
A replica is acopyingclosely resembling theoriginalconcerning its shape and appearance. An invertedreplicacomplements the original by filling its gaps. It can be a copy used for historical purposes, such as being placed in amuseum. Sometimes the original never existed. Replicas and reproductions can be related to any form of licensing an image for others to use, whether it is through photos, postcards, prints, miniature or full size copies they represent a resemblance of the original object.