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Source Image: PR221_02_07 of Female Statue of Vatican Museums: Statuary

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Description

Detail of a female statue in the Vatican Museums

Monument
Vatican Museums: Statuary 
Monument Part
Female Statue 
Monument Type
Statuary 
Material(s)
 
Date
post bc 100 - pre ad 200 
Keywords
ClothingSocket  
Collections
Vatican Museums, Rome  

Location

Current Location
Vatican Museums 

Evidence for working practices

1. - Insert socket

Process
Insertion
Description
The arm was pieced together from multiple pieces. This socket was probably original and made to incorporate an extended arm which could not be carved from the same block.

1. - Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Abrasives
Description
The very smooth surface on this statue has been achieved using abrasives.

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