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Description

Case study of portrait carving 15: fine shaping

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Portrait carving  

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Roughing-out
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Medium
Description
Marks of roughing-out with the point chisel are visible on the back of the head.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The remains of rough shaping with the tooth chisel can be seen on the side of the face.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Finer work with the flat chisel can be seen on the face. Each of these stages of work progressed from front to back with the hair never being roughly shaped.

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