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The Mind of Leonardo
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Clay model for casting the horse for the Sforza monument
Reconstruction in scale of 1:7 after Leonardo da Vinci, Madrid Ms. II and Royal Collection, Windsor, 12321r; P 92r
Opera Laboratori Fiorentini
The original model was destroyed by Gascon archers during the French occupation of Milan in 1499.
[IV.5CThe Molding Process]

Leonardo’s desire to make the gigantic monument in a single casting led him to develop a molding method that would produce a casting of uniform thickness and lighter weight.


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