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21:33 Jul 17, 2017
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French to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Archaeology / ancient art
French term or phrase: moule gabarit
Hi again!
DOC: 1907 Museum catalog of ancient Egyptian mirrors. Catalog entry.
CONTEXT: 44102. Moule gabarit pour manche de miroir ou écrin de miroir. - Bois. [....] Cette tablette a pu servir de creux à mouler, moitié par moitié, des manches de miroirs en matière plastique, en fritte sableuse ou terre à émailler; elle a pu également servir de matrice à battre les placages d'or ou d'argent.
Upon the upper shelf is a wooden plaque (n° 936), its height is 0 m. 21 cent., its width 0 m. 129 mill. Upon its surface the shapes of the handle of a mirror and two little pans have been carefully scooped out. The wax was run into these hollows, and the moulds which were used in casting the articles in question were built up upon it.
Plaque en bois, où l'on a évidé avec soin les formes d'un manche de miroir et de deux petits godets. On y coulait de la cire sur laquelle on établissait ensuite les moules qui servaient à la fonte des objets en question.

ATTEMPT: Mold template for a handle or a casket of a mirror.
ISSUE: Is this an accurate rendering, Googling it, it seems okay, but....
Thanks in advance for any feedback or correction!
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