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Source Image: PR500_06_03 of Orvieto Cathedral

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Description

Drawn record of the toolmarks which survive on the relief carving of Panel 3.

Monument
Orvieto Cathedral 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Undefined white marble (Visual identification)  
Date
ad 1290 - ad 1591 
Keywords
FigureFoliage  
Collections
Orvieto  

Location

Original Location
Orvieto 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The areas shaded in yellow are worked with the flat chisel.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Sculptor's Pick
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The areas shaded in blue are worked with the sculptor's pick.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The areas shaded in red are worked with the tooth chisel.

4. Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Abrasives
Description
The areas shaded in white are finished with an abrasive.

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