Carving marble with traditional tools

Video from the J. Paul Getty Museum.

Watch a sculptor demonstrate the use of traditional tools—such as the tooth chisel, the point chisel, the drill, and the rasp—as he creates a finished figure from a block of marble.

Cite this page as: The J. Paul Getty Museum, "Carving marble with traditional tools," in Smarthistory, December 20, 2015, accessed October 25, 2016,