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Source Image: PR222_05_06 of Female statue of Capitoline Museums: Statuary

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Description

Detail of female statue in the Capitoline Museum.

Monument
Capitoline Museums: Statuary 
Monument Part
Female statue 
Monument Type
Statuary 
Material(s)
 
Date
post ad 200 - pre ad 270 
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 hair has been carved with the flat chisel.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
The undercutting of the hair is achieved initially with the drill.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Channelling Tool
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Following drilling a channelling tool was used to carve deeply under the hair.

Notes

The head of this statue dates to the 3rd century AD but the body may well be earlier. It was very common for fragmentary statues to be pieced together in the 17th-19th centuries to create whole pieces that could be sold on the art market.

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