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Source Image: PR222_04_20 of Statue of Livia of Capitoline Museums: Statuary

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Description

Detail of statue of Livia in the Capitoline Museum.

Monument
Capitoline Museums: Statuary 
Monument Part
Statue of Livia 
Monument Type
Statuary 
Material(s)
 
Date
post bc 10 - pre ad 30 
Keywords
Livia  
Collections
Capitoline Museums, Rome  

Location

Current Location
Capitoline Museums 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The face of the figure and her hair are carved with the flat chisel with no sign of drill work.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
Drill holes are, however, visible in the folds of the drapery, where this tool was used to achieve depth.

Notes

This statue, like many others in the Capitoline Museum, is extensively restored. The hand is a later addition, while on other statues we find heads inserted into bodies with which they did not originally belong.

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