A Roman gynecologist presented us with an image of a marble stele from the Roman period from Ostia Antica and preserved in London, which depicts a woman giving birth to twins helped by a midwife and three maidens, wondering how we could achieve a mosaic.
We prepared three samples of the same head: in two we let go of the idea of sculpture not creating features (one in marble and one in enamel) while in the third we kept the idea of relief, but we came up with the features.
The customer chose the latter and requested large dimensions.
Therefore, we created a low relief in wood which represented as closely as possible the marble stele and then, invoking the Roman mosaic, we invented the features of the four women.
The result was certainly impressive!