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The lost wax casting method (“cire perdu”) is extremely versatile and can be used for casting bronze projects too complicated for other methods.
A sculpture/model is created or duplicated in wax, this will later on in the process be ” lost”, during burnout of the casting mould.

The method has been in use as early as 3500 BC in Mesopotamia and India, in Egypt since circa 2200 BC, and later it was used by the Greeks,
Etruscans and Romans. Direct casting methods has also been practiced early in other parts of the world. Renaissance masters, during the 15th century, resumed the lost pattern technique, after studying the methods practiced by the Greeks and Romans.

Bronze is an alloy, most often consisting of mostly copper with an addition of tin. Bronze are used for sculpture casting, due to it's strength,
wear and corrosion resistance, as well as for it's workability and good natural colour and for easily taking on a patina.
 
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