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Source Image: PR670_04_18 of Michelangelo's Medici Madonna of Florence: Miscellaneous Renaissance Sculpture

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Description

A close-up of the Madonna's face.

Monument
Florence: Miscellaneous Renaissance Sculpture 
Monument Part
Michelangelo's Medici Madonna 
Monument Type
Statuary 
Material(s)
Undefined white marble (Visual identification)  
Date
circa ad 1521 - circa ad 1534 
Keywords
JesusMary  
Collections
Florence  

Location

Original Location
Florence 
Current Location
San Lorenzo 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Marks of rough point chiselling are still visible on the hair of the Madonna.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The fine shaping on the skin of this statue was done by a two-toothed tooth chisel. Marks of the same tools can be seen in the grooves of the headdress.

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