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date: 17 April 2024

pointing. 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of Art
Author(s):
Ian ChilversIan Chilvers

A method of creating an exact copy of a statue or of enlarging a model into a full-size sculpture by taking a series of measured points on the original and transferring them by means of mechanical aids to the copy or enlargement. The ancient Greeks devised elementary methods of pointing using callipers, and some kind of mechanical device was in use by the 1st century ... ...

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