Be a member
Send article with e-mail
Your e-mail *
Friend e-mail *
CAPTCHA *
CAPTCHA Code *
Refresh CAPTCHA
Comment
* required fields
Send
More
- +
by Archaeology Newsroom

Techniques of casting in the Bronze Age

Casting was perhaps the most popular technique during the Bronze Age, as it allowed the massive production of all the well known motifs of the period, both in metal and glasspaste (or faience). The dozens of moulds that have been revealed during the excavations of many Bronze Age sites such as Knossos, Mycenae and Thebes, and the traditional character of the technique, which at least as far as the hand-made jewellery is concerned, has remained fairly the same, allows us to reconstruct it from the very beginning from the making of the model, to the moment the metal or the glasspaste is removed from the mould, so that the craftsman could add the last details.