wax original

wax original

[′waks ə′rij·ən·əl]
(engineering acoustics)
An original recording made on a wax surface and used to make a master. Also known as wax master.
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The wax original, the only Degas sculpture to be exhibited during the artist's lifetime, was created around 1880.
A mold would have been made from a wax original and then molten bronze would have been poured into the mold.
The total project took about 18 months from beginning the wax original to completing the bronze casting.