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Anvil

Original
 
Found: Saône-et-Loire, France
Age: app. 1000 B.C.

Model
 
The model used to make the mould is made from clay and sand.

Mould
 
The mould was made by first applying a mix of clay and sand to one side of the model. The edges were given a separating layer of sand, and then the other side was covered. One of the halves was carefully removed, so that the model could be taken out. The  removed half was placed back, including a (already dried) core for the hole. After drying the mould to leather hard for one or two days, the inside was then touched up. The mould was then wrapped in a mixture of clay, sand and horsedung. Finally the mould was dried and fired.

Casting result
 
Hier is het gegoten aambeeld. Het aambeeld ziet er zeer goed uit!