Bronze Casting - the "Lost Wax" Method used by Archaic and Classical Greeks

1. Clay Model

2. Covered in thin even layer of wax
3. Covered by mould made mostly of clay, strong enough to stand heat of metal. Iron rods to hold in place
Wax melted out to leave space between model and mould
Molten bronze poured in gap to fill space where wax had been
Mould chipped away when bronze solidified. Statue then burnished