Real historic fertility idol!

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parfaitelumiere

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Historically precolombian artifact inspired finish, on a Relicmaker idol.
I will sand down, make special finish, and put antique glass eyes on it.
First picture is idol , eyes removed, before I burnt it to remove all paint and plating.
It's already very different now, I started removing the orbital tool lines, to get a hand finish, I use a stone.
Second picture is original eyes and the antique eyes, smaller iris pupil, better color, will be more accurate.
Third picture is side by side (photo from Relicmaker)
Last picture is precolombian gold artifact for the reference.
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RobertMuldoon

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I'm really interested to see how this turns out!

After a discussion a different thread, I wanted to make a ceramic version of the idol. I did make one, but I need to revisit the project and make a new one fixing the mistakes and things I'm not happy with.

Just in case you don't have the scale; the Colombian artefact you've linked is quite small and these type of figures (thought to represent a shaman) are typically under 10 cm high.
 

parfaitelumiere

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How it looks, after burning, sandpaper work, blisters removed, except one in eyebrow, I will have to drill and fill with copper.
Of course, lots to do on it, first sandblasting, and paperwork, some grinding here and there, to clean any left machine work, then, sandblasting again, rough polish using steel wool, gold plating, burning, soft polishing, and put the eyes.
Second picture, eye quick attempt, very good, seems originaleyes should be very similar in size and color.
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kpax

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Historically precolombian artifact inspired finish, on a Relicmaker idol.
I will sand down, make special finish, and put antique glass eyes on it.
First picture is idol , eyes removed, before I burnt it to remove all paint and plating.
It's already very different now, I started removing the orbital tool lines, to get a hand finish, I use a stone.
Second picture is original eyes and the antique eyes, smaller iris pupil, better color, will be more accurate.
Third picture is side by side (photo from Relicmaker)
Last picture is precolombian gold artifact for the reference.

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Very nice!

Did you make the antique eyes or find them? Are they available somewhere?
 

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