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Source Image: PR500_04_04 of Orvieto Cathedral

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Description

Detail of figure scene on Panel 2.

Monument
Orvieto Cathedral 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Undefined white marble (Visual identification)  
Date
ad 1290 - ad 1591 
Keywords
FigureFoliage  
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
The band of foliage next to the block joint has been roughed out but not finished.

2. - Block joint

Process
Placement
Description
The block joints are irregular in shape but the figures are mainly kept within them. This is observable for the joint running horizontally, where there is an unfinished band of foliage.

2. - Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Sculptor's Pick
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The sculptor's pick is visible on the bodies of the central figures.

Notes

The right-hand figure is more finished than the others.

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