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Source Image: PR944_01_15 of Mahabalipuram workshops

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Description

Roughed-out statue from Mahabalipuram.

Monument
Mahabalipuram workshops 
Monument Type
Statuary 
Material(s)
Granite (Visual identification)  
Date
bc None 
Collections
India  

Location

Current Location
Mahabalipuram 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Roughing-out
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The statue has been partially roughed-out with the point. The parallel lines of toolmarks show that the tool was being used quite carefully. Similar marks are rarely ever found on granite carvings in the West.

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