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Goldsmith, historical artwork. Molten metal heated over a fire in a crucible is being poured into a container by a goldsmith using long-handled tongs. In the background, a man is using a hammer and anvil to shape a metal object. This workshop is being used to work silver as well as gold. Both metals have been extensively worked by humans for thousands of years across many cultures. This artwork, a woodcut by German artist Sandrardt, is from the third edition of 'Les Entrailles de la Terre' (1902) by French author Eugene Caustier.
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