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Casting bronze: lost-wax method

Bronze, a combination of copper, tin, and other metals, has long been prized for its ability to register fine details. Watch indirect lost-wax casting, a technique developed by artists in the 1500s. Created by Getty Museum.

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  • leaf green style avatar for user Dane Sheridan
    At , the speaker says "Starting in the 1500s", but the Greeks knew how to bronze cast and they lived WAAAAY before the 1500s. Any clarifications would help a ton!

    Thanks!
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    • male robot hal style avatar for user jennyskene
      I'm not certain, but is it possible you're getting confused between the 1500's BCE and 1500's CE? We're very used to translating 'the 1500's' in our heads to mean the latter, but here I think the former is being referred to. But perhaps you meant the Greeks used this method prior to the 1500's BCE, in which case please provide a reference.
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  • duskpin ultimate style avatar for user Nola
    this is completely unrelated to art but does anyone know what the primary subtitled language for this video is?
    ex: the writing above english
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  • duskpin ultimate style avatar for user John Lee
    What is the coin penny made out of? I saw a penny that has been in high temperature, and it turned into golden color.
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