Well, after visiting our site you might have some questions, and that is why we already explaining bellow the most 3 important matters:
All these marble copies of statues you will find, are not hand-carved, but they are made using casts. These sculptures, in plaster or bonded marble are industrial products and they follow the principle of adding material. On the contrary, hand-carved statues are individual creations and they are constructed under the principle of taking out material, i.e. from the uncut marble blocks to hand-carved works of art.
As far as the number ±0.1mm is concerned, I will give you a live example. The declination of the copy from the original is ±0.1mm i.e. less than the thickness of an A4 paper. Or ever better, it is as big (small) as a hair. Accuracy to a hair!
The main difficulty that comes up, when starting to recreate a true copy of an archaeological exhibit, is the fact that you are obliged to follow the principles of the original sculptor, concerning the style, the design and the detail. In every original piece, the sculptor has the relative freedom to shape his work as he wishes. On the contrary, when recreating a copy, one has to pay attention to the slightest detail that the primary artist has carved. In addition to this, we often see missing or broken parts in ancient sculptures. Nature, unfortunately, does not interfere with a specific technique; so, it is obvious, that one of the hardest parts of recreating an ancient sculpture is to copy the damage done by nature.
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