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Locking Piece by Henry Moore. Millbank, London.jpg
Describes the type of a sculpture. Edit or translate this description.
Group: Tourism
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Status: de facto

This tag describes the type of a sculpture more precisely.

Current usage is ambiguous, as some tags describe the material (consider material=* instead), such as bronze), others describe the subject (e.g., dolphin) and others describe something more akin to a traditional typology of sculpture (e.g., bust, frieze, bas-relief)

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This tag must be used in combination with tourism=artwork and artwork_type=sculpture.


See below for some suggested tag values artwork_type=* usage.

Value Description Photo
bas_relief A low relief sculpture [W] Relief#Low_relief_or_bas-relief
Bas-Relief in Zemun
bust A bust is a sculpted or cast representation of the upper part of the human figure, depicting a person's head and neck, and a variable portion of the chest and shoulders. The piece is normally supported by a plinth. See also: artwork_type=bust and historic=memorial + memorial=bust Busto de Vibia Sabina (M. Prado) 01.jpg
Frieze of the Parthenon in situ-6
sheela_na_gig A traditional fertility symbol of a female figure with an exaggerated vulva, [W] Sheela na gig
The Sheela na gig on the Kilpeck corbel table
user defined All commonly used values according to Taginfo.

Alternative keys in use

As a low usage tag, there are several close synonyms with similar usage.