In sculpture, a maquette is a small-scale model in wax or clay, made as a preliminary sketch or prototype of the planned finished work. If the proposed completed work was a commission or competition piece, the maquette was often presented to the client or the competition judges for decisions before further work was done. The Italian equivalent of the term is &quot;bozzetto&quot;, meaning small sketch. Maquettes have become collectible, especially if by well known artists, and one of the museums specializing in that collecting is the Museo dei Bozzetti in Pietrasanta, Italy.<br>