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Source Image: PR821_07_19 of New York State Capitol building

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Description

Unfinished decorative element on column base.

Monument
New York State Capitol building 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
 
Date
circa ad 1880 - circa ad 1899 
Keywords
Column Base  
Collections
New York State Capitol  

Location

Current Location
Albany 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Roughing-out
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Medium
Description
Very rough work can be seen on the base on the right, relating to an initial stage of working.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Medium
Description
The remains of rough shaping with the point chisel can be seen on the surfaces of these columns.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Medium
Description
Tooth chisel marks can be seen on the curved elements of these bases.

Notes

The unfinished nature of the sculpture is due to then newly elected governor of New York State refusing to provide budget approval to anything other than the construction of the building.

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