Detail of a decorated pilaster capital.
This detail shows a part-finished pilaster capital on which a number of working stages are visible. The figure to the left has been quite roughly shaped with a narrow flat chisel, and the foliage on the right appears to have gone through this stage of work too. Before any more detailed work was done, though, the carver started with the drill on the leaves and followed this up with some use of the channelling tool. At this stage the capital was presumably needed and so no drilling or finer carving was undertaken on the central figure.