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Source Image: PR500_02_05 of Panel 3 of Orvieto Cathedral

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Description

Detail of the unfinished figure and block joint on Panel 3.

Monument
Orvieto Cathedral 
Monument Part
Panel 3 
Monument Type
Relief 
Material(s)
Undefined white marble (Visual identification)  
Date
bc None 
Keywords
FigureBlock Division  
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 below the block joint.

2. - Block joint

Process
Placement
Description
The block joint is visible in the centre with different levels of finish on either side.

2. - Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Sculptor's Pick
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The sculptor's pick is above the block joint and used for roughly shaping the figure.

Notes

Close-up of difference in tools across the block line - roughed-out beneath and more finished above. See also PR500_02_04.

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