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Source Image: PR500_05_01 of Orvieto Cathedral

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Description

Detail of an angel holding a sword on Panel 1.

Monument
Orvieto Cathedral 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Undefined white marble (Visual identification)  
Date
ad 1290 - ad 1591 
Keywords
Angel  
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 visible on the body and face, both of which are unfinished.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The flat chisel has been used for detailing in the hair and on the sword and wing. These areas are finished.

Notes

There is very little use of the drill on Panel 1, and none in this image, which suggests two different sets of carvers working on the panels.

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