The Wax of the Lost Wax Process

@article{Noble1975TheWO,
  title={The Wax of the Lost Wax Process},
  author={Joseph Veach Noble},
  journal={American Journal of Archaeology},
  year={1975},
  volume={79},
  pages={368 - 369}
}
  • J. Noble
  • Published 1 October 1975
  • Materials Science
  • American Journal of Archaeology
The lost wax or cire perdue process of casting metal was widely employed in antiquity, and objects of gold, silver, copper, bronze and lead were cast in this manner. The process apparently originated in the third millennium B.C. in the Middle East, and its use spread to Egypt, Greece and Italy.In the earliest and simplest form of the process a small object was modeled in wax which was then covered with a layer of damp clay allowing only a small hole to remain, preferably at the base of the… 

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