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busto in bronzo a cera persa

English translation: lost wax cast bronze bust

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Italian term or phrase:busto in bronzo a cera persa
English translation:lost wax cast bronze bust
Entered by: Fuad Yahya
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11:18 Apr 23, 2001
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
Italian term or phrase: busto in bronzo a cera persa
A sculpture is described as "busto in bronzo a cera persa". I know this refers to the "lost wax" method, but what is the best way to translate this phrase?
Traci Andrighetti
lost wax cast bronze bust
Explanation:
Look at the following example:

http://www.linecamp.com/merchants/stage_coach/index_stage_co...


“Authentic Lost Wax Cast Bronze Stagecoach with six horses”

Fuad
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Summary of answers provided
nabronze bust cast using the lost-wax methodMarguerite Shore
naLost wax bronze bust
Amy Taylor
nalost-wax bronze bustxxxJon Zuber
nalost wax cast bronze bustFuad Yahya


  

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13 mins
lost wax cast bronze bust


Explanation:
Look at the following example:

http://www.linecamp.com/merchants/stage_coach/index_stage_co...


“Authentic Lost Wax Cast Bronze Stagecoach with six horses”

Fuad


    See citation above.
Fuad Yahya
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in EnglishEnglish
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21 mins
lost-wax bronze bust


Explanation:
The word "cast" is redundant, since the lost-wax process is a type of casting. Many writers put "lost wax" without the hyphen; that's up to you.

xxxJon Zuber
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23 mins
Lost wax bronze bust


Explanation:
Fuad is right. Here are a few more examples that could be useful if you have to translate a description of the process.


http://www.albany.net/~dowland/wax.html
http://users.lanminds.com/~drewid/Lost_Wax_Casting.html
http://www.bronzeart.com/lostwax.html


Amy Taylor
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1 hr
bronze bust cast using the lost-wax method


Explanation:
this is a standard method for bronze casting, and the phrase is familiar to anyone writing or reading about art. "The two standard methods for casting bronze from clay or plaster models are the sand-casting method and the ... lost-=wax method... the lost-wax process is the traditional method for hollow casting of sculpture."


    Ralph Mayer, "The Artist's Handbook"
Marguerite Shore
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