Another chunk of marble from Staglieno Cemetery in Genoa, Italy.
Ornatiste were the carvers who specialized in fine ornamental detail, like lace, flowers, and scrollwork. The Paniste speOcialized in carving drapery, and could spend a decade or more just learning all the ways to make stone look like real cloth. Scultore carved faces and hands. The team worked together to realize projects like Giacomo Moreno's 1878 memorial to Giuseppe Badaracco, in the Porticato Sud at Staglieno Cemetery, Italy. Masterful drapery and lace, and deep naturalistic expression to the face and pose of Giuseppe's widow.
Laying out and carving scrollwork is difficult enough, but think about making it stay properly aligned as it wraps around the folds of the cloth.
Almost unbelievable to think that's done in something so hard as stone.