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Source Image: PR691_01_08 of Fountain of Andrea Doria, Carrara

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Description

Upper torso of Andrea Doria as Neptune.

Monument
Fountain of Andrea Doria, Carrara 
Monument Type
Statuary 
Material(s)
Luna Marble (Visual identification)  
Date
ad 1528 - ad 1538 
Keywords
Poseidon/Neptune  
Collections
Carrara  

Location

Original Location
Carrara 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Th tooth chisel was used for almost all stages of carving after the point chisel had been used to rough out the block.

Notes

The entire sculpture is unfinished and was a commission from the grateful city-fathers of Genoa for expelling the French and reestablishing the republic under imperial protection. It seems there were two periods when Bandinelli worked on the piece in 1529 and in 1537-1538 before abandoning the project.

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