In bronze sculpture and printmaking, it is the number of pieces/images made from a single mold/plate and authorized by the artist.<br><br>The making of replicas or copies of a sculptor's work. See Limited edition.<br><br>A set of identical prints, sometimes numbered and signed, pulled by, or under the supervision of the artist. Two numbers are often written at the lower edge of a print ? the first indicating the print's place in the order of all prints in the edition, the second number indicating the total number of prints in the edition.Example: Jacques Lipchitz (Lithuanian born, became a French citizen 1925, an American citizen 1958, 1891-1973), Bellerophon Taming Pegasus: Large Version, 1964-66, bronze, edition 1/2 ? the first of two cast, 179 1/2 x 134 x 59 inches, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO.Also see artist's proof, limited edition and posthumous.