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Description

Case study of portrait carving 11: roughing-out

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Portrait carving  

Evidence for working practices

1. Guideline

Process
Laying-out
Description
The guidelines are still visible on the block and are continually re-applied during the process.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Roughing-out
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Medium
Description
The portrait on the left is in the process of being roughed-out from the front of the block working backwards.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Medium
Description
Marks of the tooth chisel, used for rough shaping, can be seen on the figure.

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