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Source Image: PR500_04_20 of Orvieto Cathedral

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Description

Detail of figured scene on Panel 3.

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

Location

Original Location
Orvieto 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Running Drill
Description
The drill is used for the hair and beard of the men on the left hand side. It is finished and seems to have been done by a different carver.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Polishing
Tool
Abrasives
Description
Abrasives have been used on the architecture and the clothing of the figures.

Notes

The architecture is finished, as are the hair and clothing. The faces, however, are not. A detail of the figures on the right hand side is available (PR500_03_19). The complexity of a carving project such as Orvieto is such that carving will continue on the ground while the craftsmen and material are available. The relief would then be lifted into place when the time was right.

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