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Source Image: PR500_04_12 of Orvieto Cathedral

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Description

Detail of the relief carving on Panel 3. Two scenes are visible, Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey and his baptism.

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

Location

Original Location
Orvieto 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Roughing-out
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Medium
Description
The point chisel is visible in the background behind the figures in the upper right hand section.

2. - Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Medium
Description
The tooth chisel has been used to shape parts of the drapery of the figures.

2. - Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Sculptor's Pick
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The sculptor's pick has been used to shape the bodies of the figures.

3. Block joint

Process
Placement
Description
In places carving ceases between the blocks. For example the vine scroll does not cross the joint between the upper and lower blocks.

Notes

The different levels of finish suggest a degree of specialization which is much more common in modern workshops. In particular note that the hair and flesh on these figures is unfinished whereas elsewhere the hair is done before faces. There is a drawing of the toolmarks used on this section (PR500_06_13)

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