Mould for metal parts - ROM2006_8433_1


Mould for metal parts

Medium:Carved limestone
Geography: Iran
Date: 10th-11th century AD
Period: Mediaeval Period
17.4 x 11.1 x 2.5 cm
Object number: 994.83.3
On view
Gallery Location:Wirth Gallery of the Middle East
DescriptionCreating objects by pouring molten metal into a mould has great antiquity. Some early moulds were made by creating a model in wax, then covering the wax model in clay, burning out the wax, and then pouring molten metal into the void left by the wax. This particular object is part of a two-piece mould that would have been repeatedly used to make parts for bronze vessels.
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