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Source Image: PR692_01_07 of Benedetto da Maiano's Coronation of Ferdinand II of Florence: Miscellaneous Renaissance Sculpture

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Description

Detail of a musician.

Monument
Florence: Miscellaneous Renaissance Sculpture 
Monument Part
Benedetto da Maiano's Coronation of Ferdinand II 
Monument Type
Statuary 
Material(s)
Undefined white marble (Visual identification)  
Date
ad 1490 - pre ad 1553 
Keywords
Musician  
Collections
Florence  

Location

Original Location
Florence 
Current Location
Bargello Museum 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Rough shaping
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
The marks of the flat chisel are visible on the unfinished sections of the hair, face, and hands.

2. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
The drill is used both for practical reasons to provide an access point for carving but were left visible to add a decorative aspect to the hat.

Notes

The unfinished tableau created for the coronation of Ferdinand II of Argon by Benedetto da Maiano was intended for the Porta Capuana in Naples. The face and hands of the musician are still unfinished but the clothing is completed. It is possible that an assistant worked on the less essential areas of the sculpture, while Maiano worked on the faces.

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