The Tortoise and The Hare Box
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“The Tortoise and the Hare” is one of Aesop’s Fables and is numbered 226 in the Perry Index. It is an account of a race between unequal partners with conflicting interpretations. It is itself a variant of a common folktale theme in which ingenuity and trickery (rather than doggedness) are employed to overcome a stronger opponent.
This example is lost wax cast in bronze with the Hare and the tiny Snail riding inside the Turtle's shell.
Lost wax casting involving carving an image in wax, creating a mold with steel and plaster. Heating the mold in a furnace causes the wax to melt and run out-therefore "lost" The empty cavity is filled with molten metal. After cooling, the mold is cut away and the object polished.
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