> Close examination of the other "partially obscured" cartouche
> shows this.
> The second "partially obscured cartouche" clearly shows paint
> smudging onto the peaks. What we call "witness marks".
> The smudging does not just appear as dots, but also as line
> traces onto an adjacent peak ridge.
> The "Khufu cartouch" seems to show dots in both the peaks and
> valleys of the chisel marks.. With no line traces (witness
> marks) onto adjacent peak ridges.
> If you have time, compare the "Khufu chick" with the "partially
> obscured cartouche chick".
> Think about the type of brush that could have made those
> I'd be interested in your thoughts from a scientific as opposed
> to my arts viewpoint. Be interesting to compare notes.
Jon, can you provide links to the photos you are referring to? I seem to have lost track of which picture you mean. Thanks.