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Source Image: PR691_01_19 of Fountain of Andrea Doria, Carrara

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Description

Detail of support and arm 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
Point
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The point chisel is used to roughly shape the arm and the support.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Tooth Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Finer but still quite rough shaping was done by using a tooth chisel on the exterior of the arm.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The flat chisel was used to smooth and shape the drapery of the figure.

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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