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Lost-wax process

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A method of casting metal or glass in a mold, the cavity of which, or the positive of the form to be made, is formed with wax which is then melted or burned off, and displaced by molten metal or glass.

This term has 3 records attributed within our system.

Term type

AAT
Technique

Getty AAT term number

300053113

Broader Terms used

casting (process)

Narrower Terms used

centrifugal casting

Created

11yrs ago

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