Carving Marble with Traditional Tools

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Mark Cartwright
by Getty Museum
published on 19 February 2016
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Prior to the use of power tools, the same basic implements were used for stone carving for hundreds of years. Many of the sculptor's tools had a variety of functions and could be used at different stages of the carving process. In this video, watch a contemporary sculptor demonstrate the use of traditional tools—such as the tooth chisel, the point chisel, the drill, and the rasp—as he creates a finished figure of a woman from a block of marble.

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Museum, G. (2016, February 19). Carving Marble with Traditional Tools. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/741/carving-marble-with-traditional-tools/

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Museum, Getty. "Carving Marble with Traditional Tools." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 19, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/741/carving-marble-with-traditional-tools/.

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Museum, Getty. "Carving Marble with Traditional Tools." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 19 Feb 2016. Web. 27 Oct 2021.