lost-wax casting

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lost-wax casting:

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[Fr.,=lost wax], sculptural process of metal casting that may be used for hollow and solid casting. The sculptor makes a model in plaster or clay that is then coated with wax. This model is then covered with a perforated plaster or clay mold.
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He studied at the Royal College of Art and is probably best known internationally for his sculptures and was a skilled exponent of casting bronzes by the cire-perdue or 'lost wax' method.
The central tendril and flower frieze betray the south Italic training of the goldsmith; the flanking friezes, with cire-perdue cast figures that Cellini would have been proud of, depict Scythian daily life and Scythian myth in a marvellously detailed and dynamic way.