The Superintendence of the Archaeological Heritage of Tuscany along with the Director of the Archaeological Museum of Florence commissioned the Fonderia Marinelli to produce a negative mold from the original Etruscan sculpture of Minerva in order to obtain an identical bronze cast for the Museum. The restoration took place at the laboratory of the Superintendence.

  • Execution of the silicon mould on the original at the Superintendence
  • Execution of the silicon mould on the original at the Superintendence
  • Execution of the plaster mother-mold on the head at the Superintendence
  • Mould opening at the Archaeological Superintendence in Florence
  • Wax execution in the Foundry
  • Wax retouching in the Foundry
  • The wax model retouched
  • The Superintendent and his staff checking the wax in the Foundry
  • The bronze after the patina stage in the Foundry