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Source Image: PR691_01_15 of Fountain of Andrea Doria, Carrara

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Description

Detail of the feet of Andrea Doria as Neptune statue.

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. Block joint

Process
Placement
Description
Additional blocks were added at the back of the sculpture for the dolphins.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The point chisel or two toothed tooth chisel was used to shape the legs and dolphins of the figure. The work is much finer at the front of the leg than at the back.

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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