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Source Image: PR500_03_05 of Orvieto Cathedral

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Description

Detail of figure on Panel 1.

Monument
Orvieto Cathedral 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Undefined white marble (Visual identification)  
Date
ad 1290 - ad 1591 
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: Gentle
Description
Lower part of leg, to left of block line, has been worked with the point chisel. It has been left larger so that it could be finished in place. It never was.

2. - Block joint

Process
Placement
Description
The block joint is visible down the left hand side. There are different levels of finish on either side with roughing out being done before the block was put in place.

2. - Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Sculptor's Pick
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The body of the figure has been rough shaped with a sculptor's pick.

2. - Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The object held by the figure has been finely finished with a flat chisel.

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