V8: Copper Repousse: Alexander the Great

"... stylish, elegant, and bespoke metalwork ..."

This copper drinking vessel is about 150mm high. The face of Alexander the Great was worked into it using the technique of "repousse". Small blunt chisels and rounded punches were used to slowly hammer out the face whilst the work was supported in a bowl of pitch. Both sides were worked alternately.

Copper repousse Alexander the Grea
Copper repousse Alexander the Great