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Source Image: PR945_01_12 of Chennai workshops

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Description

Roughly squared block in a workshop near Chennai.

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

Location

Current Location
Chennai 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Squaring
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Vertical (90°)
Force: Gentle
Description
This block has been roughly squared with the point chisel.

Notes

This workshop stores all of its stone outside in the open air, where carving is also done. This carvers is working sitting on the floor, a typical technique in India which is quite different from European practice.

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