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Source Image: PR915_01_06

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Description

Marks of the tooth chisel on white marble.

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Toolmarks  

Evidence for working practices

Toolmarks

Process
Flattening
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
Marks of the tooth chisel on white marble, for use as a teaching aid.

Notes

These marks are made by a two-toothed tooth chisel. This was a popular tool in the Renaissance, favoured by Michelangelo, who used it as a finishing tool. Usually, however, the tooth chisel is used between the point and the flat chisel.

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