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World's Smallest Carvers! Engraved Copper Plate Folk Art Eagle

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A tiny copper plate engraving with a pennysworth of Honest Abe for size comparison.  It occurs to me that engravers are actually carvers...very skilled carvers with a steady hand.  I have yet to see a chain-saw engraving.


Copper decorative folk art hand engraving No Date Collection Jim Linderman

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2 comments:

  1. that's reminding me about the tiny rolling seals that the ancient world used...they were basically minature sculptures in reverse carving, that would be rolled across clay. And TINY.

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  2. I once worked on a book about Middle Eastern cylinder seals dating back to around 2900 B.C. Very small stones with a hole drilled through so they could be worn around the neck on string. They had images carved all the way around the stone so that the image could be rolled across a clay tablet. Some were incredibly intricate. I asked the author how they could possibly do the work and what was the eventual outcome. She looked at me and said, "They went blind."

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