Tools And Techniques Used For Printing

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By tracking the distribution of materials in its assorted forms, any evidence of sculptural finds from quarry-sites and potential workshop locations (permanent or temporary) supplement a general awareness regarding the movement of sculpture and its creators. Further, they reveal how dynamic and complex these systems of production actually were in the Roman world.
3.3 Components of ‘Copy’ Production
What did ‘copy’ production look like from the workshop setting? Just as it seems to be so for the tools and techniques used for copying, the evidence we have for studying production levels of marble copies from any given work space is limited and often ambiguous due to the fact that, first, there are none surviving, and secondly, it is illogical to suggest that any workshop existed specialising primarily in copy reproduction. What we do have are other useful elements from other realms of production in marble which have effectively helped fill the gaps in attempting to reconstruct how statue production was organised. When linked to architectural finds, the process of replication seems to have been used as its own technique and reveals a commerce for statuary that is seemingly dictated by the relationship between the customer and the carver.
We can begin to rebuild the market for ‘copy’ statuary in marble by looking at three distinct components: commissions, production to stock, and the relationship to best understand the demands of the consumer. From these components we…
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