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Source Image: PR500_05_09 of Orvieto Cathedral

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Description

Detail of a hand which remains attached to the background.

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

Location

Original Location
Orvieto 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Roughing-out
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Medium
Description
Marks of the point chisel survived on the roughed out area around the hand. This stone, which attaches the hand to the background, was never removed.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Sculptor's Pick
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The hand has been rough shaped with the sculptor's pick.

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