Wax original | Article about wax original by The Free Dictionary
wax original[′waks ə′rij·ən·əl]
An original recording made on a wax surface and used to make a master. Also known as wax master.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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.