From the Bronze Age onwards, the prevailing techniques for small objects were plastic mould or sand castings. For medium to large sized statues, only the lost-wax technique was employed. Examples of such works are to be found throughout the Greco – Roman world.

  • Stone molds for casting
  • Attic kylix (drinking cup) with foundry scenes, 490 BCE
  • Attic kylix (drinking cup) with foundry scenes, 490 BCE