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Source Image: PR500_02_14 of Orvieto Cathedral

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Description

Detail of hand holding sheaf of wheat.

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

Location

Original Location
Orvieto 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Sculptor's Pick
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The sculptor's pick is used to rough shape the hand. Note that this is the only area in the image which is left unfinished.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Smoothing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The flat chisel is visible on the background where it is used to create a smooth, flat surface.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The flat chisel is used to finely work the sheaf of wheat.

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