Arabic and Roman inscriptions in French Massangis limestone

I am reposting some pictures of this as I realised I hadn’t put pictures of the completed gilded lettering on my original post. I really enjoy working with Arabic characters, and it was interesting to me to see the difference between the font and the calligraphic forms. Below are some other pictures of the process too. The stone is Massangis limestone from France. It’s really nice to carve. It’s difficult to get an idea of the scale here but the whole structure is 25 metres tall, and the larger letters are about 300mm tall. You can see from the bottom image of me carving that it was a big project, and great fun. Click on the images to enlarge.

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See below the designs and other pictures

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